messenger RNA (mRNA)
Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- Transcript of a region of one of the strand of DNA; carries information (as a sequence of codons) for the synthesis of one or more proteins.
"A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (2nd ed.)" by Lincoln et al. (1998)
- RNA that carries the code for a protein as a sequence of codons, from the DNA in the nucleus to the ribosomes, and acts as a template for the assembly of amino acids during the synthesis of that protein; mRNA.
- Messenger RNA q.v.
- Lincoln, R., Boxshall, G. & Clark, P. 1998. A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. ix + 361 pp. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.