Science Quiz / DNA and the Genetic Material

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Long chains of amino acid subunits
Copies of genes sent outside the nucleus
Large bases [adenine, guanine]
Kind of RNA that binds to the surface of ribosome at the A,P,E binding site
Site where the tRNA is released
Enzyme that carries out DNA replication
RNA copy of a gene used in the cell to produce a polypeptide
Pyrimidine base in RNA that replaces Thymine
Currently accepted structure of DNA. Proposed by Watson and Crick
Site where tRNA first bind to mRNA
Organelle that uses mRNA to direct the synthesis of a polypeptide
Genetic alteration of a cell by incorporation of DNA taken through the cell wall
Corkscrew or coiled spring shaped. DNA structure suggested by Franklin
Direction by which the leading strand is composed
Composed of a sugar, a phosphate group, and an organic base
Experiment that concluded that the genes that viruses use to specify new viruses are made of DNA and not protein
Mutations that only involve one or few base pairs
Three nucleotide sequence on tRNA that is the complementary sequence to one of the 64 codons of the genetic code
Enzyme that unwinds DNA
Path of information. Central dogma
Stage of gene expression where mRNA molecules are synthesized from genes within the DNA
Mutation that throws the reading of the gene message out of register
Change in the genetic message
Experiment that concluded that DNA is the hereditary material
Experiment conducted in 1928 that described the process of transformation
DNA nucleotide sequences encoding amino acid sequences of a polypeptide
Site where the incoming amino acid of a tRNA forms a peptide bond with the growing polypeptide chain
Enzymes that match amino acids in the cytoplasm with their proper tRNA
Long chains of nucleotides subunits
Non-coding nucleotides
Rules that govern genetic translation
Copying process that makes mRNA
New strand that is made in a continuous fashion
Determines which amino acid will attach to a particular tRNA
Enzyme that covalently bonds nucleotides of new DNA strands after primers have been removed
Start codon
Small bases [cytosine, thymine]
New DNA strand that is assembled in segment
Stage of gene expression where mRNA is used to direct the production of polypeptides
The enzyme that makes mRNA
Three nucleotides unit on mRNA read by the ribosome. Codes for a specific amino acid apart from three exceptions

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