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Initiation of mRNA translation

The Shine-Delgarno sequence indicates that the initiation triplet 5'-AUG-3' is a few nucleotides downstream. A charged tRNA-met (with a 3'-UAC-5' anticodon) binds to the initiation triplet in the SSU. The LSU then joins to form the ribosomal monosome


Figure 2010 PJ Russell, iGenetics 3rd ed.; all text material 2013 by Steven M. Carr