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  • Transcription, Translation, and Mutations
  • The Transcription Process
  • Transcription consists of DNA being unzipped and split into two parts in the nucleus. One of the genes on the DNA strand is copied and the result is an mRNA strand being built.
  • mRNA strand
  • gets copied
  • The Transcription Process (Continued...)
  • The mRNA strand then leaves the nucleus and travels to the ribosome. A DNA strand is not small enough to leave the nucleus, so the unzipped and copied version is sent. After the mRNA leaves the nucleus, the DNA zips itself back up.
  • When the mRNA reaches the ribosome, the ribosome reads in mRNA and puts amino acids together in the correct order to form a protein. At the end of the mRNA strand, the ribosome stops with the stop code.
  • The tRNAs bring the needed amino acids to the ribosome.
  • The Translation Process
  • The Translation Process (Continued...)
  • mRNA
  • Ribosome 
  • tRNA
  • Protein
  • Among the 20,000 proteins used in human cells, if one loses their shape, they can no longer do their job. A harsh fever can cause proteins to lose shape.
  • Substitution, Insertion, and Deletion are all different mutations that can occur on amino acids. These can change the mRNA strand which then can affect the protein.
  • (Not So) Fun Fact
  • Mutations
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