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R.N.A (RIBONUCLEIC ACID)
RNA consists of the 3 bases C,G,A as in DNA and Uracil (U) which replaces (T) Thymine in DNA.
The sugar group in RNA is RIBOSE compared with deoxyribose in DNA. Ribose has more oxygen in the form of an OH group. This is represented by a darker red model piece. RNA is responsible for controlling the process of amino acid sequencing protein during synthesis. Each can be used to make a single strand model of messenger RNA carrying the genetic code (CODONS), and component parts to represent TRANSFER RNA and an amino acid. These can be used to demonstrate the process of protein synthesis known as TRANSLATION.
A 24 Base version (code 80645) is also available but with double the quantities.