Learning Objectives for "Polypeptide and Protein Synthesis: Transcription" Section

After completing this section you should be able to perform the following objectives.

1. Define the following:

a. gene
b. transcription

2. Briefly describe the function of the following in terms of transcription:

a. mRNA
b. 3' end
c. 5' end
d. RNA polymerase
e. phosphodiester bond
f. promoter
g. leader sequence
h. coding sequence
i. transcription terminator
j. codon


3. Define the following in terms of transcription in eukaryotic cells:

a. introns
b. exons
c. precurser mRNA
d. cap
e. poly-A tail
f. mature mRNA


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