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What Is the Genetic Code That Translates RNA Into Amino Acids?

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Which letters represent the 4 nucleotide bases in mRNA?

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1. How many nucleotide bases make up a codon?

2. The _____ codon starts the message and also codes for methionine.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will determine your knowledge of topics such as the four nucleotide bases, codons, and the relationship between these.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More closely, you will be tested on:

  • How many codons are on the codon chart
  • Which letters are used to represent mRNA's four nucleotide bases
  • The number of nucleotide bases in a codon
  • The makeup of the start codon

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding RNA
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about genetics in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the RNA translating into amino acids

Additional Learning

To gain more knowledge of RNA and amino acids, check out the affiliated lesson by the name of What Is the Genetic Code That Translates RNA Into Amino Acids?. You will learn more about the following from this lesson:

  • Translation and the genetic code
  • Stop and start codons
  • What codons are
  • The function of codons
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