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Uridine triphosphate

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Uridine triphosphate (utp)

A molecule which consists of the nitrogenous base uracil linked to the sugar ribose and which has a chain of three phosphate groups attached to the ribose in a linear fashion. Utp is required during transcription since it is a direct precursor of rna.