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The "clover-leaf" model of transfer RNA (tRNA)

The functionally important portions of the structure are the anticodon loop and the amino acid binding stem. The remainder of the structure serves to place these two regions in the proper relation with the aminoacyl synthetase.


Figure © 2012 TA Brown, Introduction to Genetics (1st ed.); additional text © 2012 by Steven M. Carr