a relatively short fragment of dna that is created by primase and pol iii along the
the short pieces of replicated DNA along the lagging strand that are later rejoined by DNA ligase
One of the short segments of RNA-primed DNA synthesized during replication of the lagging strand of the double helix.
Segment of newly replicated DNA produced during discontinuous DNA replication.
A small segment of single-stranded DNA synthesized as part of the lagging strand in DNA replication.
An Okazaki fragment is a relatively short fragment of DNA (with an RNA primer at the 5' terminus) created on the lagging strand during DNA replication. It was originally discovered in 1968 by Reiji Okazaki, Tsuneko Okazaki, and their colleagues while studying replication of bacteriophage DNA in Escherichia coli.