In what ways chromosomal dna replication in eukaryotes differ from DNA replication in prokaryotes. Detail answer required.


The main difference between eukaryotic and prokaryotic DNA replication is unidirectional and bidirectional mode of replication respectively.  

​​​​​​Prokaryotic cells contain a unique origin and DNA replication proceeds bidirectionally from the origin to the terminus. Therefore, the whole prokaryotic genome is a single replicon and the synthesis is continuous. On the other hand, eukaryotic cells contain multiple replication origins on single chromosome and hence many replicons. 

A unit of DNA in which replication starts from a origin and proceeds bidirectionally or unidirectionally to terminus site is called a replicon.


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