• translation is the process in which the genetic code in mRNA is read, one codon at a time, to make a protein.
  • Molecules of tRNA bring amino acids to the ribosome in the correct sequence.
  • Each tRNA molecule has an anticodon for the amino acid it carries.
  • An anticodon is a sequence of 3 bases, and is complementary to the codon for an amino acid.
  • It is the anticodon that determines which codon in the mRNA the tRNA will bind to.
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