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A Coded RNA Quiz for Genetics Enthusiasts

Challenge yourself and find out how much you know about RNA via this quiz...
Priya Johnson Nov 30, 2020
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Quick Fact
Both DNA and RNA are nucleic acids, however, the sugar phosphate of RNA is made up of ribose, while DNA is made up of Deoxyribonucleic acid.
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One major difference between DNA and RNA is the number of strands in their structure. RNA has a single strand doubled on itself, whereas DNA has a paired double strand.
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Ribonucleic acid or RNA occurs in a variety of shapes and sizes. DNA contains one less oxygen molecule as compared to RNA's ribose.
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RNA nucleotides include Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, and Uracil. Thymine is not a RNA nucleotide, instead is a DNA nucleotide.
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RNA can be further divided into three main types -mRNA, rRNA, and tRNA. Regulatory rRNA, transfer messenger and Small Nuclear RNA are also types of RNA.
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RNA can be further divided into three main types -mRNA, rRNA, and tRNA. Regulatory rRNA, transfer messenger  and Small Nuclear RNA are also types of RNA.
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RNA and DNA work together, almost like partners in crime. What one can't do the other pitches in. DNA alone cannot account for expression of genes and needs RNA's help. RNA translates information from DNA to make proteins in our body.
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Since thymine is not present in RNA, Uracil is always paired with Adenine.  This Watson Crick base RNA pairing mechanism is followed during protein translation.
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Did You Know?
While DNA is found only in the cell nucleus of human cells, whereas RNA is found in the nucleus as well as the cytoplasm.
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Did You Know?
The role of the mRNA is to carry the genetic information received from the DNA in the form of codes. The tRNA then deciphers that code.
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Did You Know?
The code comprises three nucleotides called a triplet or codon. Interestingly, each triplet set stands for a specific amino acid. Wow!
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RNA polymerase is an enzyme that synthesizes RNA from a DNA template, by in turn using an enzyme helicase.
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