template RNA

Definitions of template RNA
  1. noun
    the template for protein synthesis; the form of RNA that carries information from DNA in the nucleus to the ribosome sites of protein synthesis in the cell
    synonyms: informational RNA, mRNA, messenger RNA
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    type of:
    RNA, ribonucleic acid
    (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell
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