In a transcription process, the RNA polymerase synthesizes a strand that is complementary to the template strand. And just like the DNA polymerase, it can only synthesize this strand in the 5' to 3' direction. Thus, being antiparallel in nature, the template strand will be read in the 3' to 5' direction.
Within a certain transcription unit, part of the template DNA strand has the following base sequence: 3' - GTC CCA ATT TAT - 5'. What would be the corresponding mRNA sequence?
A. 5' - UAU UUA ACC CUG - 3'
B. 5' - CAG GGU UAA UAU - 3'
C. 5' - CAG GGT TAA TAT - 3'
D. 3' - UAU AAU UGG GAC - 5'
E. 3' - GUC CCA AUU UAU - 5'
F. None of the above
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