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 7-7 B


All mrNAs fold into particular three-dimensional structures that are required for their translation. Incorrect.

Work Step by Step

mRNA does not fold into particular three-dimensional structures. In fact, mRNA strands do not fold at all, they are found freely floating in the cytoplasm of a cell. mRNA strands contain a start codon which is the requirement for their translation, in which a ribosome binds to the start codon and starts translating the codons on the mRNA strand into amino acid chains.
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