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Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) plays a pivotal role in 'one gene - one protein'
theorem central to biology. Messenger RNA (mRNA) is synthesized as a
sort of portable version of the gene encoded in the DNA. In
eukaryotic cells it travels from the nucleus, where the DNA is located,
into the cytoplasm, where the ribosomes or protein-making machinery is
located. In both eukaryotes and prokaryotes mRNA is the gene copy
used by the ribosomes in the synthesis of the protein itself.
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A second form of ribonucleic acid is also pivotal in protein synthesis and
that is transfer RNA (tRNA). There is one tRNA for each of the
triplet codons that are the 'codes' for translating a string of
nucleotides into the string of amino acids. tRNAs are synthesized as
copies of specific areas of the DNA. Once in the cytoplasm, enzymes
hook specific amino acids to the proper tRNAs. These 'charged tRNAs'
then attach to the mRNA/ribosome complex in the protein synthesizing
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Check out the questions that students, parents, teachers and life-long
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You'll find things like: DNA can be compared to a book in a library.
This book is full of instructions on how to make all sorts of useful
things. mRNA can be compared to a copy of one page of the DNA book
that tells you how to make a great 'whatizit'. The mRNA copy is then
taken from the library to the workshop where the instructions are
faithfully followed to produce the 'whatizit'.
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