BioCoach Activity

Concept 6: The Transcription Process

RNA synthesis involves separation of the DNA strands and synthesis of an RNA molecule in the 5' to 3' direction by RNA polymerase, using one of the DNA strands as a template.

In complementary base pairing, A, T, G, and C on the template DNA strand specify U, A, C, and G, respectively, on the RNA strand being synthesized.