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Transfer RNA

  1. Emanuel Goldman

Published Online: 15 SEP 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000878.pub2



How to Cite

Goldman, E. 2008. Transfer RNA. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2008


Transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA) is the class of molecules that decode the genetic code and link the coded information to their attached amino acids. These become constituents of the protein specified by the gene.


  • protein synthesis;
  • genetic code;
  • ribosomes;
  • aminoacylation