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translationTranslation (ger.)

  • The process by which genetic information represented by the sequence of nucleotides in messenger RNA gives rise to a definite sequence of amino-acids in the protein or polypeptide that is synthesized. (OED 2014)  

    Polarity mutations affect the RNA to protein translation.

    Ames, B.N. & Hartman, P.E. (1963). The histidine operon. Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 28, 349-356: 352.


    translation The sequential reading of the base sequence of messenger RNA and its translation into a specific amino acid chain during protein synthesis in ribosomes; cf. transcription.

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 250.