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What are 3 unique characteristics about RNA?
It is single stranded, it has ribose, and has uracil instead of thymine.
What are the three structures of RNA?
mRNA, tRNA, and rRNA.
What is mRNA?
_RNA is a single, uncoiled strand and serves as a template for the gene sequence that codes for a protein. It provides a pattern for the assembly of amino acids.
What is tRNA?
_RNA is a single "hairpin strand" that is each attached to a specific amino acid.
What is rRNA?
_RNA is in globular form and is a major component of ribosomes. (RNA and proteins)