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mRNA Synthesis (Transcription)

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1The segment of the DNA molecule where messenger RNA synthesis begins is called the...
A)promoter region.
B)sigma factor.
C)transcription terminator.
D)polymerase.
E)template.



2The complimentary messenger RNA strand that would be synthesized from the DNA base sequence of CTGAC would be...
A)GACTG
B)UGACU
C)AGTUG
D)GACUG
E)GACGU



3The name of the structure that causes the synthesis of RNA to cease is called the...
A)promoter region
B)sigma factor
C)transcription terminator
D)polymerase
E)template



4The synthesis of messenger RNA is called translation.
A)True
B)False



5Synthesis of a new strand of messenger RNA is in the 5' to 3' direction.
A)True
B)False







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