A cartoon overview of transcription and translation

Note that in the following figure dsDNA is represented by a single straight black line, mRNA is represented by a straight red line, and protein is represented by a wavy black line.

An electron micrograph demonstrating coupled transcription and translation is shown below.

From Miller et al. (1970) Science 169: 392-395. (Courtesy of Steve Kistler)

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