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messenger RNA

Syllabification: mes·sen·ger RNA
(abbreviation: mRNA)

Definition of messenger RNA in English:

noun

The form of RNA in which genetic information transcribed from DNA as a sequence of bases is transferred to a ribosome.
Example sentences
  • The researchers then produced from the DNA sequences the corresponding messenger RNA (mRNA).
  • This conclusion was reached prior to the discovery of messenger RNA, transfer RNA, or the mechanism of translation.
  • Gene expression in all organisms comprises the transcription of a certain gene on the DNA into messenger RNA through RNA polymerase starting from the promoter site, and its subsequent translation into a protein.

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