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transfer RNA

Definition:
The small RNA molecules, 73-80 nucleotides long, that function during translation to align amino acids at the ribosomes in a sequence determined by the mRNA (messenger RNA). There are about 30 different transfer RNAs. Each recognizes a specific codon set on the mRNA through its own anticodon and as aminoacyl tRNAs, each carries a specific amino acid to the ribosome to add to the elongating peptide chains.
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  • tRNA (transfer RNA)
  • transfer RNA (tRNA)
  • t-RNA (transfer RNA)
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/61601
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