The primary - The tRNA molecule has a base code that...

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The primary “start” codon on an mRNA molecule is AUG, which  codes for the amino acid methionine.  Therefore, each mRNA transcript begins with the AUG codon, and  the resulting peptide begins with methionine. The mRNA molecule proceeds to the ribosome where it meets tRNA  molecules carrying amino acids. 
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Unformatted text preview: The tRNA molecule has a base code that complements the mRNA code and thereby brings a specific amino acid into position. The amino acids join together in peptide bonds (bottom), and the tRNA molecules are released to pick up additional amino acid molecules....
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bi 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.

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