Transcription. Protein Synthesis: Ch 17. One Gene – One protein.
Protein Synthesis: Ch 17
How are genes connected to proteins?
Codon –a triplet - made of 3 consecutive nucleotides – found on mRNA
each codon codes for a specific amino acid
20 amino acids – 64 codons (3 are STOP codons)
Codons are read in the 5 3 direction along mRNA
Determined from triplet on DNA (complementary)
Downstream = direction of transcription