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12.2: Introduction to Transcription

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    Outline the process of eukaryotic transcription

    DNA is copied into RNA in a process called genetic transcription. To transcribe means to “put down something in writing.” The information in DNA is transcribed—or rewritten—into a smaller version (RNA) that can be used by the cell.

    What You’ll Learn to Do

    • Understand the basic steps in the transcription of DNA into RNA
    • Describe the role of RNA polymerase
    • Understand the difference between pre-RNA and mRNA
    • Describe RNA post-translational modification and its purpose

    Learning Activities

    The learning activities for this section include the following:

    • Steps of Genetic Transcription
    • RNA Polymerase
    • pre-RNA and mRNA
    • RNA Post-Translational Modification
    • Self Check: Transcription

    Contributors and Attributions

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    • Authored by: Shelli Carter and Lumen Learning. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution
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    • Transcription of DNA to RNA. Provided by: CK-12. Located at: License: CC BY-NC: Attribution-NonCommercial

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