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codon

codon

Triplet (3) of bases in the mRNA that codes for a specific amino acid.
gene

gene

Inherited unit of DNA that encodes for one protein (or one polypeptide).
mRNA

mRNA

Molecule that carries the instructions from the DNA to the rest of the cell; messenger RNA.
template

template

Model provided for others to copy.
transcription

transcription

Process of constructing an mRNA molecule from DNA.

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