DNA to Amino Acids-Translation

Go to the Finding the DNA Structure, Copying, Reading, & Controlling DNA Code webpage.

Screenshot of and link to DNA website

On the home page, select Copying the Code at the bottom of the window.

Screenshot of copy code button

Next, choose Putting it Together at the top of the window.

Screenshot of putting it together button

Watch the video clips tutorial by clicking on Transcription or Replication at the bottom left.

Screenshot of Transcription and Replication buttons

When you are ready to try your skill at transcription, select Interactive and follow the instructions.

Screenshot of Interactive button

When finished, select Reading the Code at the bottom of the window.

Screenshot of Reading the Code button

Next, select Putting it Together at the top of the window.

Screenshot of putting it together button

You may then watch the tutorial video clip or choose Interactive or Translation.

Screenshot of Interactive and Translation buttons

Afterward, complete the assignment below:

Use an mRNA Codon/Amino Acid chart to complete the following columns. Use the information given to work forward or backward to determine left and right sides of the DNA that would match the mRNA that would match the tRNA that would carry the amino acid. Remember that a mRNA code chart determines which amino acid is specified. You may download a printable version of the columns to be completed.

The RNA Codons

The Second Nucleotide

mRNA codon to Amino Acid Chart

Incomplete chart to be solved by students

Dropbox icon

When you have completed the assignment, submit it to the DROPBOX entitled DNA to Amino Acids.