BioCoach Activity

From Gene to Protein: Translation (Protein Synthesis)


This BioCoach activity will help you review translation, the synthesis of protein from mRNA. You will find information about the structure of proteins, the genetic code, the molecular components of translation, and the process of assembling a protein chain as a ribosome moves along an mRNA molecule. Animations show the translation process in a dynamic way. You can test your understanding of translation by using the Self-Quiz at the end of the module.

It may be helpful to review other topics, such as DNA structure, DNA replication, transcription, and biomolecules.

Related Review Topics

DNA Structure and Replication

From Gene To Protein: Transcription

Properties of Biomolecules

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