Definition of transfer RNA in English:

transfer RNA

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[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • RNA consisting of folded molecules which transport amino acids from the cytoplasm of a cell to a ribosome.
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    • RNA molecules - mainly transfer RNA and ribosomal RNA - also evolve under structural constraints.
    • For deep levels of divergence, protein coding genes may be saturated at the amino acid level and highly conserved regions of ribosomal RNA and transfer RNA genes may be useful.
    • Of these, a few are transcribed, including clusters of ribosomal RNA, transfer RNA, and histone genes.

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