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Genes to Protein

What is the sequence of events that takes place to go from gene to protein. I know there is a set of nucleic acids involved in this process. Identify these nucleic acids and explain their function in the process.

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First, we start with the gene. That's DNA. A gene is a segment of DNA (as part of a chromosome) that encodes or has instructions for a protein or functional RNA, such as a ribosomal RNA. Therefore, the first thing that happens is that the DNA gets "transcribed" into RNA. The enzyme that does this is called RNA polymerase. There are two strands to DNA, but only one of the two strands serves as a template for the ...