A molecule which is a copy of the information contained in DNA. Information encoded by mRNA is used to synthesize proteins inside cells.
nucleic acid that carries instructions to a ribosome for synthesis of a particular protein. RNA is made as an exact copy of a gene from its DNA sequence. It contains regions called “introns” that do not code for protein and that split the coding region of the gene into “exons.” To make the final mRNA molecule the introns are removed and exons joined (spliced) together to form a continuous coding sequence.
messenger ribonucleic acid copied from region of DNA and then used repeatedly for synthesis of a specific protein.
A subset of the total RNA species in a cell that serves as a template to code for protein biosynthesis.