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From Gene to Protein: Transcription
Concept 1: Overview: The Central Dogma
Concept 5: The RNA Molecule
   Review (2 pages)
Concept 6: The Transcription Process
   Practice (1 page)
   Review (3 pages)
Concept 9: mRNA in Eukaryotes
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Concept 1: Overview: The Central Dogma
The central dogma of molecular biology describes the two-step process, transcription and translation, by which the information in genes flows into proteins: DNA → RNA → protein.
Transcription is the synthesis of an RNA copy of a segment of DNA. RNA is synthesized by the enzyme RNA polymerase.