The Central Dogma in prokaryotic cells
In prokaryotes, in
the absence of a nuclear membrane, DNA Transcription
Translation are not physically separated. The RNA transcript can be directly
translated into Protein.
[Note a potential source of confusion: "RNA is transcribed" from DNA, "RNA is translated" into Protein, and "Protein is translated" from RNA. It is important to be specific when describing these processes.]
Figure © 1996 by Griffiths et al. ; text © 2008 by Steven M. Carr