# E. coli has only 4.6 × 10^6 base pairs and completes the process of replication within 38 minutes; then the average rate

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E. coli has only 4.6 × 106 base pairs and completes the process of replication within 38 minutes; then the average rate of polymerisation is approximately

(1) 1000 base pairs/second

(2) 2000 base pairs/second

(3) 3000 base pairs/second

(4) 4000 base pairs/second

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Actually question is wrong,E.coli completes its replication within 38 minutes.
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2000basepairs /second

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Sol. The average rate of polymerisation of DNA in E.coli is 2000 bp per second. It has only 4.6 × 106 bp and completes the process of replication within 38 minutes

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It should be 4000 bp/sec.
4.6 x 106/18 x 60 = ~4000 bp/sec
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question was wrong, instead of 18 minutes it should be 38 minutes. now the answer is right.
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It is 38 mins in the qn not 18 min
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Yes now I fixed the question
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Yes bro u are right
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Ans : (2) 2000 base pairs/second