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Unit 8

Protein Synthesis

Be able to Identify the order of the steps involved in protein synthesis, in translations (1-3) 1. The mRNA molecule arrives at the synthesis site 2. A tRNA molecule bearing a specific amino acid arrives at the ribosome 3. A second tRNA molecule arrives at the ribosome
Be able to Identify the order of the steps involved in protein synthesis, in translations (4-5) 4. A pair of amino acids bond together to form a dipeptide molecule 5. A polypeptide is completed.
Be able to identify the order of the steps involved in protein synthesis, in transcription 1. A transcription factor bonds to a promoter site 2. RNA polymerase attaches and the gene in unwound 3. Acting as a template, DNA produces an mRNA molecule 4. A strand of mRNA exits the nucleus and move out into the cytoplasm
What is the structural and functional definition of the term "gene" A sequence of DNA molecules that encodes for a specific polypeptide or mRNA sequence



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