Flashcards in Cumulative Study Deck (7):
What are the differences between DNA and RNA?
1. ribose instead of deoxyribose in RNA
2. uracil replaces thymine in RNA, A=U
3. RNA is mostly single stranded (tRNA has small areas that are double stranded)
4. RNA is complementary to a DNA template
In genetics, what is a promoter?
a region of DNA that initiates the transcription of a particular gene
Where does the promoter bind to begin transcription?
the initiation site
What is RNA polymerase responsible for?
producing the primary transcript RNA (RNAP constructs RNA chains using DNA genes as templates, a process called transcription)
All RNA molecules begin with the codon ____.
Each codon dictates a specific ____.