SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 86: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 86

16. What is the role of mRNA in protein synthesis?

A. To make up the structure of the ribosome
B. To carry amino acids to the ribosome
C. To catalyze bonds between nucleotides
D. To serve as a template for the synthesis of DNA
E. To carry information determining amino acid sequence

Correct Answer: E


During transcription, an mRNA transcript is copied from a DNA template. This transcript transports genetic information out of the nucleus.

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