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Problem: Transcription is sometimes described as a process in which RNA is "copied" from the template strand of DNA. This statement is potentially misleading _____.A. because the nucleotides in RNA contain ribose and so cannot be an exact copy of DNA.B. because RNA molecules contain uracil instead of thymine.C. because the RNA transcript has a complementary sequence of bases to the template strand.D. because all of the reasons listed in the other choices are correct.E. because the RNA transcript and the DNA template strand are antiparallel.

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Transcription is technically the process of producing an RNA version of the information contained in the DNA. However, it would be more appropriate to use the term "transcribe" or "rewrite" rather than "copy" as the genetic information is about to be expressed in a different form of the same language. This is due to the inherent differences that DNA and RNA have from each other.

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Transcription is sometimes described as a process in which RNA is "copied" from the template strand of DNA. This statement is potentially misleading _____.

A. because the nucleotides in RNA contain ribose and so cannot be an exact copy of DNA.

B. because RNA molecules contain uracil instead of thymine.

C. because the RNA transcript has a complementary sequence of bases to the template strand.

D. because all of the reasons listed in the other choices are correct.

E. because the RNA transcript and the DNA template strand are antiparallel.

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