Translation of mRNA to Protein: Initiation, Elongation & Termination Steps Video


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All of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

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1. In which step do the tRNA and mRNA first join up in the ribosome?

2. During translation protein X, the codon UAA is found on the mRNA. This codon codes for _____.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the translation of mRNA to protein. Some vocabulary terms you'll need to know to pass the quiz include ribosome, elongation, and initiation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following processes and definitions:

  • Codon signals
  • Polypeptide assembly
  • Polypeptide synthesis
  • Translation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of translation of mRNA to protein
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding initiation, elongation, and termination and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases, such as ribosomes and codons
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the three steps of translation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the three steps of translation, review the accompanying lesson Translation of mRNA to Protein: Inflation, Elongation & Termination Steps. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Initiation
  • Elongation
  • Termination