Today in Science

Today, we are revisiting ribosomes and protein synthesis.  We are using a relay analogy to try to make this subject a bit easier.  I will try to upload a photo later in the day.

Question for the day.  Worth 2 extra credit points:

What is the job of tRNA?

To submit an answer, please send your comment to this page.  You may use first name  and last initial to keep your identity somewhat mysterious.  I will upload correct submissions.

Comments (9)

chelsey.s.January 27th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

to make a amino acid into a protein
(Chelsey, thank you for responding. You are close to the correct answer!)
Ms. U.

chanceJanuary 28th, 2009 at 8:34 am

the trna makes sure that the rna is in line

alison.usterJanuary 28th, 2009 at 11:06 am

Close, pay attention to the review today!

becca homeroomJanuary 28th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

dear mrs.uster

i must say that yes we do have a beautiful sunset and sunrise because i to wake up early in the morning with my parents and stay up late.

AnnaJanuary 28th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

tRNA holds on to amino acids “shakes hands” with the mRNA well the tRNA lets go of the amino acids which builds protien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marley R.January 28th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

The job of the tRNA is to bring an amino acid to the mRNA and “shake hands” with them. this changes the amino acid into a protein.

Caitlin W.January 28th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

The tRNA has a speciic job to carry the amino acid to the mRNA amd connect or “shake hands” with it there for leaving the amino acid behind to make protein.

alison.usterJanuary 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Nathaniel, first apologies for misspelling your name. Second, the tRNA grabs an amino acid and links (shakes hands) with the mRNA at the Ribosome…which drops off the amino acid so it can link with other amino acids to become a protein….

ryanFebruary 10th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

trna get an ameno acid an brings it to the mrna an the ameno acid makes protein

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