Modeling Translation MolecularWorkbench Model
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- Created: Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:43
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Explore how a protein is made from an mRNA sequence.
Translation, or making a protein from an mRNA sequence, occurs on ribosomes. The amino acids are brought to the ribosome by transfer RNAs (tRNAs).
The tRNA pairs up with the mRNA by matching up complementary nucleotides. This ensures that the correct amino acid is added to the protein.
Can you identify what the tRNA codon will be for each triplet of mRNA nucleotides?
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