Does DNA polymerase go from 5' to 3' or 3' to 5'?
I am confused because DNA polymerase reads from 3' to 5' along the leading strand from the RNA Primer but it also says synthesis proceeds from 5' to 3'.
- hcbiochemLv 73 weeks agoFavorite Answer
DNA polymerase reads the template strand in its 3'-5' direction. The new DNA is synthesized antiparallel to the template and so is synthesized in its 5'-3' direction.
- JazSincLv 73 weeks ago
DNA polymerase adds a new nucleotide to the 3'-OH end of an existing strand.
That's all I'm ever going to remember.