GRE Subject Test: Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology : Help with Prokaryotic Translation

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Example Question #12 : Translation And Proteins

In prokaryotes what site on the mRNA does the ribosome bind to initiate translation?

Possible Answers:

The promoter

The poly adenine tail

The operator

The 3' untranslated region

The Shine-Dalgarno sequence

Correct answer:

The Shine-Dalgarno sequence

Explanation:

The Shine-Dalgarno sequence is the ribosomal binding site in in prokaryotic mRNA that is located around 8 bases upstream of the start codon.

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