DNA to Protein MolecularWorkbench Model
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- Category: Biology
- Created: Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:28
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- Published: Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:28
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Explore how the code embedded in DNA is translated into a protein.
Click Transcribe to zoom into the cell nucleus and see the chromosome unravel to expose the strands of DNA. The DNA separates and an mRNA strand is created by matching complementary nucleotides.
Click Translate to watch the mRNA leave the nucleus for the cytoplasm and attach to a ribosome. tRNA molecules bring in amino acids and the amino acids are added in the correct order by matching complementary nucleotides.
After translation, inspect the protein to see how the amino acid sequence folded.
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