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How does a tRNA work?
It has a rigid structure that attachs a specific amino acid to the 3' OH end of the tRNA. At the opposite end is the anti codon for that amino acid
What is an anti-codon?
The end of a tRNA, there is a sequence of three bases that is the compliment of the code for amino acid on the other end.
What is the codon?
the point on the mRNA strand that contains the code sequence for an amino acid; pairs up with the anticodon on the tRNA
What is an amino acyl-tRNA synthetase?
The enzyme that recognizes the tRNA by the anticodon and other sequences
How many animoacyl-tRNA synthetases does an organism have?
One for every amino acid