Just out of curiosity (I am completely strange to biology), as I have been unable to find this info on the internet: How long does the whole DNA replication process take? (say, the replication of a whole chromosome) Approximately, how long does the DNA spend in a single helix structure during replication?
I am curious about the time scales of these processes, from the moment the polymerase starts cutting the double helix till the moment there are two double helices perfectly formed (one of them a copy of the other). How long can this take? miliseconds? seconds?