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Anticodon

A triplet of nucleotides complementary to the codon sequence.

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Codon

The sequence of three nucleotides that together form a unit of genetic code in a DNA or RNA molecule.

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Exons

Parts of a pre mRNA that stay in the sequence when splicing occurs.

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Gene expression

Unknown

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Introns

A nucleotide sequence of a gene that does not code for a gene product or control sequence.

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Messenger RNA (mRNA)

A category of RNA molecules that transcribes the genetic information from the DNA in nucleus.

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Methylated cap

A chemical that is attached to mRNA just before splicing that is attached to the 5' end.

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Poly-A-tail

100-200 adenine nucleotides are added to the 3’ end before splicing.

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Peptide bond

A chemical bond that exists between an amino acid and a polypeptide chain.
NH2 bonds with COOH to make NHOOC or COONH (depending on the orientation

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Primary RNA (pre-mRNA)

Messenger RNA before the maturation process where it leaves the nucleus.

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rRNA (ribosomal RNA)

RNA found in the ribosome

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RNA Polymerase

An enzyme involved with adding RN nucleotides together

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Structural gene

A gene that is expressed and codes for a particular protein

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Template strand

He strand of the DNA molecule that is transcribed during RNA synthesis and therefore used in gene expression

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Transcription

The synthesis of mRNA molecule from the template strand of DNA in the nucleus

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Transfer RNA (tRNA

A molecule found in the cytoplasm that is about 75-80 nucleotides long and is involved in the synthesis of a polypeptide by the ribosomes.

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Translation

The process of protein synthesis that occurs in the cytoplasm of cells.

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Gene regulation

Unknown

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Induction

The transcription of a gene enhanced by the presence of a substance that resembles the substrate of the enzyme.

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Operator gene

A non-coding sequence of DNA of prokaryotic organisms that is found before a coding region and acts as a site of gene regulation, stopping the transcription of the gene by binding to a repressor protein.

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Operon

A set of coding and non-coding regions of DNA that work together to work as a functional unit of gene expression

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Promoter

A region of DNA, approximately 200-300 base pairs upstream from the region of DNA to be transcribed, that allows the enzyme RNA polymerase to bind with it to initiate the transcription process

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Regulator gene

A regulatory gene that's codes for the production of a repressor protein

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Repressor protein

A protein produced by a repressor gene that binds to an operator DNA site and inhibits the transcription of nearly structural genes abs consequentially, their expression.

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Anueploidy

Have more or less chromosomes than the parental cell

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Deletion

The process of removal of one or more nucleotide bases from DNA or of a section of a DNA molecule from a chromosome.

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Duplication

A mutation that involves copying a part of a chromosome.

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Frameshift

A type of mutation caused by that deletion of addition of a single nucleotide in the codon that results in a change in the reading frame of the codons.

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Germline mutation

A gene or chromosome mutation occurring in the gamete.

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Inversion

A mutation involving a section of DNA that has been cut from a chromosome, reversed then reinserted.