Outcome: Translation

Summarize the process of genetic translation.

RNA undergoes genetic translation, a process that produces proteins.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Outline the basic steps of translation.
  • Describe the composition and role of ribosomes in translation, focusing on rRNA.
  • Understand the role of tRNA in translation.
  • Describe a codon and how they are used in translation.
  • Describe how proteins may be modified after translation.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Steps of Translation
  • Reading: Ribosomes
  • Reading: tRNA
  • Reading: Codons
  • Reading: Protein Modifications
  • Self Check: Translation