Biology as Poetry: Cell Division

Bacteriophage Ecology Group

S Phase

That portion of the cell cycle during which DNA replication occurs.

"S" in this case stands "Synthesis" and S phase otherwise occurs between gap phases G1 and G2.

When one studies DNA replication as it occurs in eukaryotes, one is studying specifically something that occurs during S phase.

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