A codon is a string of 3 nucleotides (bases) which acts as a blueprint for a protein. Each codon represents a single amino acid. A protein is composed of a string of amino acids. mRNA codons are read by tRNA & rRNA which select the correct amino acid to build the protein string.
What meaning do codons have for protein synthesis?
Wednesday, February 01 2012Source: http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/VL/GG/protein_synthesis.php
Top 10 questions Science & Technology
- If Mercury is an average of 3.2 light-minutes from the sun how many kilometers is Mercury from the sun?
- How are meridians numbered?
- what is the antikythera mechanism and where did it come from?
- How many years have passed since the publication of The Origin of Species? Why is its publication still considered so important?
- How might an earthworms lack of appendages be an adaptation to burrowing?
- What are two examples of how hydropower can damage an ecosystem?
- The protective shield of a grasshopper covers what segment of the thorax?
- Why can't astronomers directly observe the surface of Venus without landing probes
- Neutrophils and monocytes can move about like amoebas. Describe this kind of movement.
- how do moving sediments affect the channel of a stream?