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How can messenger RNA (mRNA) be best described?



A. A really cool way of rewriting RNA
B. The atom that carries information to an RNA template
C. A short lived RNA molecule that carries encoded information, transcribed from DNA.
D. A chromosome that is only present in prokaryotes and is involved in DNA synthesis
E. A molecule that has no life and is basically the news reporter of the cellular environment.

This question is part of Biology-Transcription and Translation
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Feb 21, 2020

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered May 13, 2018

A short lived RNA molecule that carries encoded information, transcribed from DNA.

MRNA is a type of RNA molecule, it is not just an atom nor is it a chromosome. It also carries encoded information copied from the DNA template to be translated to synthesize proteins.
 

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