DNA Translation at a Ribosome

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This Demonstration shows the construction of a polypeptide in a ribosome, the process known as DNA translation. The mRNA contains a nucleotide sequence. Every group of three nucleotides on the mRNA is called a codon. Each tRNA carries an amino acid and has three nucleotides called anti-codons. As the mRNA passes through the ribosome, its codons match with the anti-codons of incoming tRNA, which release their amino acids. This chain of amino acids constitutes a polypeptide.

Contributed by: Reagan Kan (March 2018)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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This was a project for Advanced Topics in Mathematics II, 2017–2018, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA.



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