Chapter 9: Proteins and the genetic code
In this chapter, you will learn how to:
- compare the sequences of a gene and its protein to evaluate their relationship.
- examine and explain the experimental findings that the genetic code is nonoverlapping and degenerate.
- understand that although translation is conserved across all of life, there are some important differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
- compare and contrast the critical roles played by two functional RNAs — ribosomal RNA and tRNA — in protein synthesis.
- provide evidence that the ribosomal RNA, not the ribosomal proteins, carries out the key steps in translation.
- compare different types of posttranslational processing and their importance for protein function.
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