Translation (basic detail)
The ribosome is a molecular factory that translates the genetic information in RNA into a string of amino acids that becomes a protein. Inside the ribosome, the genetic code of the RNA is read three letters at a time and compared with the corresponding code on a transfer molecule. When a match occurs between the codes, the amino acid carried by the transfer molecule is added to the growing protein chain. Also available in Spanish.
- 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, 4.A.2.a
- 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)