BioCoach Activity

From Gene to Protein: Transcription


This BioCoach activity will help you review transcription, the synthesis of RNA from DNA. You will find information about the organization of genes, the structure of RNA, the transcription process, and the differences between mRNA in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Animations show the transcription process in a dynamic way. You can test your understanding of transcription by using the Self-Quiz at the end of the module. By continuing on to the activity on translation, you can then learn about how mRNA is translated into protein.

For the Transcription and Translation activities, it may be helpful to review DNA structure and DNA replication.

Related Review Topics

From Gene to Protein: Translation

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