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On the other template strand (that has 5' 3' orientation) DNA polymerase synthesizes short pieces of new DNA in 5' 3' direction and then joins them, these are known as

( A ) none
( B ) leading strand
( C ) lagging fragments
( D ) okazaki fragments

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Ans: ( D ) okazaki fragments
In one of the template, DNA is synthesised continously while in the other template, DNA gets synthesised as short fragments called Okazaki fragments. These fragments are joined by DNA ligase, forming a complete DNA template.
answered Nov 3, 2016 by suganyadevi.p