iGen 06-11

Charged tRNA

The amino acid is attached by an ester bond ( R - O - R ) between the carboxyl group and the 3'-A of the terminal ribonucleotide of the amino acceptor stem of the tRNA. The 3' stem of the tRNA is always a single-stranded 3'-ACC

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