mRNA splicing

Summary

Once a gene has been transcribed into messenger RNA (mRNA), it is edited in a process called splicing. Noncoding regions called introns are removed, leaving protein-coding regions called exons.

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Curriculum Connections:

  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 6
  • IB Biology (2016) - 7
  • NGSS (2013) LS - 3
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.B.1.a, 3.A.1.a, 3.A.1.b, 3.A.1.c, 4.A.1.a, 4.A.1.b
IB Biology (2016)
2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS1-1 (LS1.A), HS-LS1-4 (LS1.B), HS-LS4-1 (LS4.A)