Protein Synthesis Worksheet

Please define the following terms:

Transcription:

Translation:

Codon:

Anticodon:

Amino Acid:

mRNA:

tRNA:

rRNA:

What amino acids do the following mRNA codons code for? (use the table of amino acids)

AAG

UCG

ACU

GUC

UAU

CUA

On the back…

Draw and Label all of the steps to protein synthesis. Make sure that you include the following terms in your drawing: DNA, nucleus, mRNA, transcription, nuclear pore, nuclear membrane, cytoplasm, ribosome, codon, tRNA, anticodon, amino acid, translation, rRNA, polypeptide chain, protein, central dogma.

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