Today in Biology we’ll start our last Unit of the semester… Protein Synthesis. Protein Synthesis is sometimes referred as the “Central Dogma” of Biology, meaning its the key idea. The key idea of protein synthesis is that DNA codes for our traits and that code is used to create proteins that actually are our traits. All other parts of biology either exist because of, or are incorporated with Protein Synthesis.
There are two major parts of protein synthesis:
- Transcription: Using DNA → to make RNA
- Translation: Using RNA → to make Protein
Today we’ll be focusing on Transcription and the stuff it makes, RNA.