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Problem: Which of the following are characteristics of translation?1) Each tRNA binds one amino acid and also carries an activating enzyme for this amino acid, known as an amino transferase.2) The anticodon region of the tRNA binds to a complementary codon region on mRNA.3) mRNA is read in the 3′ to 5′ direction.4) The resulting polypeptide is synthesized from its N terminus.A) 1, 2, and 4 are correct.B) Only 2 and 4 are correct.C) All of the listed statements are characteristics of translation.D) None of the listed choices is a characteristic of translation.

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Which of the following are characteristics of translation?

1) Each tRNA binds one amino acid and also carries an activating enzyme for this amino acid, known as an amino transferase.

2) The anticodon region of the tRNA binds to a complementary codon region on mRNA.

3) mRNA is read in the 3′ to 5′ direction.

4) The resulting polypeptide is synthesized from its N terminus.


A) 1, 2, and 4 are correct.

B) Only 2 and 4 are correct.

C) All of the listed statements are characteristics of translation.

D) None of the listed choices is a characteristic of translation.

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