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 C



Work Step by Step

Prior to the formation of the translation initiation complex, the small ribosomal subunit slides along the mRNA strand in a 5' to 3' direction until the start codon (AUG) is detected. Then the large ribosomal subunit will bind to the small ribosomal subunit, creating the translation initiation complex. When the ribosome hits a stop codon, the ribosome will break up into the small and large ribosomal subunits.
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