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Transfer RNA


noun, plural: transfer RNAs

A type of RNA involved in protein synthesis, mainly transporting specific amino acid to the ribosome to be added onto the nascent polypeptide chain



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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... stripped down, efficient predators, only carrying as much DNA or RNA necessary to hijack their host and make extra copies of themselves. The ... different genes from its hosts through a process called horizontal gene transfer. The authors favor the former explanation, because most of the genes ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Is this sentence correct or not

Some transfer rna can regognise more than one amino acid Also is that got anything to do with the degeneracy of genetic material

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by Olivert
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:16 am
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Topic: Is this sentence correct or not
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... store this information in databases, improve tools for data analysis, transfer related technologies to the private sector, and address the ethical, ... to DNA when it's services are required. 3) The proteins and non coding RNA that do derive from DNA are extensively and significantly modified by ...

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:12 pm
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Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Reasons for Skepticism on the Endosymbiosis?

... because the enzymes are unable to replace the lagging strand's terminal RNA primer. Unless there is a mechanism for circumventing this, it will result ... of a viable mechanism, perhaps most particularly with respect to the transfer of genes from the mitochondrion to the nucleus. For one thing, ...

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Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Reasons for Skepticism on the Endosymbiosis?
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... The DNA replication is not as accurate. They have horizontal genetic transfer (conjugation, transpositions, transformation...). Your hypothesis ... to the self-replicating molecular systems which altered them to form RNA. This could have been viruses, which could have contained RNA first as ...

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by ChesneMD
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Viral-induced evolution
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