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Protein is a linear chain of amino acids.  Proteins can be enzymes or serve structural roles in the cell.  But, each protein is coded for in the DNA.  Messenger RNA, ribosomes (which contain ribosomal RNA and proteins), and transfer RNA charged with amino acids all act together to synthesize one protein from one gene.  The key to translating a sequence of 4 different nucleotides into a sequence of 20 different amino acids is that three nucleotides code for one amino acid.  This is called the 'triplet codon' which can be compared to three-letter words.

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