[Answer] Suppose you are provided with an actively dividing culture of E. coli bacteria to which radioactive thymine has been added. What would happen if a cell replicates once in the presence of this radioactive base?A) One of the daughter cells but not the other would have radioactive DNA.B) Neither of the two daughter cells would be radioactive.C) All four bases of the DNA would be radioactive.D) Radioactive thymine would pair with nonradioactive guanine.E) DNA in both daughter cells would be radioactive.

Answer: (E) DNA in both daughter cells would be radioactive.
Suppose you are provided with an actively dividing culture of E. coli bacteria to which radioactive thymine has been added. What would happen if a cell replicates once in the presence of this radioactive base?A) One of the daughter cells but not the othe…

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