Messenger RNA
Messenger RNA
Diagram showing the transcription phase of gene expression.
Synonyms mRNA
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(biochemistry) RNA that encodes and carries information from DNA during transcription to sites of protein synthesis to undergo translation in order to yield a protein.
Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a large family of RNA molecules that convey genetic information from DNA to the ribosome, where they specify the amino acid sequence of the protein products of gene expression.


Messenger RNA are strands of RNA sliced from double-stranded DNA during the transcription phase of gene expression.

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