Essential Cell Biology, 4th Edition

Published by Garland Science
ISBN 10: 0815344546
ISBN 13: 978-0-81534-454-4

Chapter 7 - From DNA to Protein: How Cells Read the Genome - Questions: Question 7-10 C



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As the ribosome moves along the mRNA strand, it is known as translocation. The ribosome is split into the E, P and A site accordingly. Every time the ribosome trans-locates one codon down the mRNA strand in a 5' to 3' direction, the tRNA in the P site will have their relatively weak hydrogen bonds broken and move to the E site and exit the ribosome.
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