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If the gene prim codes for primase and a cell is prim-, why is the cell wild-type with regards to transcription?

This question requires recalling some  Exam II material.  Primase lays down an RNA primer during DNA replication. The question is asking if transcription would be affected by a mutated primase gene. Since primase is involved in replication, the cell would be wild-type to transcription because the process of transcription would be unaffected.

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