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 2012
Top 10 questions Science & Technology
- Which body processes are fueled by chemical potential energy?
- How does an unconformity indicate that a long time has passed?
- A current of warm water from the tropics is called what?
- If you lick a jolly rancher and put it on a windshield and wait overnight for it to get stuck, will pulling it off cause the windshield to break?
- True or False. A precipitate forms when 2 aqueous solutions react to form a product that cannot dissolve in water.
- Why do earthquakes often cause damaging fires ?
- Why is nitrogen fixation important for the survival of producers in an ecosystem? .Apple.Pie. :)
- What four body functions help maintain homeostasis?
- How do releasing hormones help glands to communicate with one another?
- How is a geiger counter like a smoke detector?