How to Figure Out an mRNA Sequence

By Andrew Cross
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MRNA stands for messenger ribonucleic acid; it is a type of RNA you transcribe from a template of DNA. Nature encodes an organism's genetic information into the mRNA. A strand of mRNA consists of four types of bases -- adenine, guanine, cytosine and uracil. Each base corresponds to a complementary base on an antisense strand of DNA.

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Andrew Cross began writing professionally in 2007 and now works full-time at a Chicago-based public relations agency. He has also served as a reporter, editor, columnist and freelance public relations consultant for several agencies and publications. Cross holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Illinois State University.