Protein Synthesis in Cells: Process & Importance


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Which of the following structures contain the blueprints for protein synthesis inside the nucleus?

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1. The process that occurs when information in DNA is copied into an RNA molecule is called _____.

2. The amount of certain organelles present in a cell depends on the cell's functions. For example, cardiac cells have many mitochondria because they need a lot of energy. Why would a pancreatic cell have many ribosomes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about the process of protein synthesis in cells by completing a short series of multiple-choice questions. Both the quiz and worksheet address the related lesson's main points.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following:

  • Structure in which the blueprints for protein synthesis are found
  • Term describing the process by which information in DNA is copied into a new format
  • The protein manufacturing factory
  • Process by which ribosomes create proteins from information contained in mRNA

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nutritional science lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of protein synthesis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an anticodon

Additional Learning

Finish the quiz and head over to the related lesson titled Protein Synthesis in Cells: Process & Importance, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define DNA and ribosomes
  • Explore the function of RNA
  • Understand transcription
  • Detail the differences between mRNA and tRNA
  • Clarify the meaning of codon and anticodon