Credit: FRANCIS LEROY & MATHILDE VANSPEYBROUCK, BIOCOSMOS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: RNA wobble hypothesis, animation. In messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) three bases make up a codon (yellow), which matches to an anticodon (blue), in this case a transfer RNA (tRNA) codon. The two base pairs on the right side have lined up correctly, matching G to C. However the first tRNA base can 'wobble', meaning it can match to any other base. This allows some flexibility of which codons can line up. I (inosine) in the wobble position can match with three different codons, as demonstrated, although they all carry the same amino acid.

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Keywords: animated, animation, anticodon, base pairs, biological, biology, black background, cell biology, codon, genetic information, genetics, hypothesis, inosine, messenger rna, molecular biology, mrna, protein, protein synthesis, ribonucleic acid, rna, rna bases, rna wobble hypothesis, transfer rna, translation, trna, wobble

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RNA wobble hypothesis, animation

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