- DNA replication is a process where two identical copies of DNA are produced from a single DNA molecule.
- It involves the separation of the two strands of a DNA helix to form two new DNA molecules. Out of the two new strands of DNA formed, one is identical to one of the parent strands and the one is complementary to the parent strand.
- This is the semi-conservative mode of replication. Before the cell enters the mitotic phase, the DNA is replicated in the S phase of interphase.