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Crick's mRNA vocab

mRNA Vocabulary review

What are 2 reasons why DNA is good for storing information? 1) it is durable and 2) it is easily copied
What is the role of the DNA Helicase? unzips the DNA molecule
What is a complimentary partner? Where the position of one nucleotide determines the nucleotide across from it on the DNA molecule (A-T C-G)
What is replication? the making a copy of DNA -not an exact copy as the complimentary bases are used
What are the only 2 reasons that DNA is “unzipped?” to replicate and to make proteins
What is mRNA? A copied strand of DNA that is used to be a blueprint for protein molecules
What does mRNA stand for? messenger RiboNucleic Acid
What are the 4 differences between DNA and mRNA? 1) RNA is made with Ribose- DNA has deoxyribose 2) RNA is single stranded – DNA has 2 strands 3) RNA has uracil in place of thymine 4) RNA is less durable than DNA
What is the function of RNA polymerase? Unzips the DNA molecule during mRNA formation
Created by: russcrick