- a small RNA molecule, consisting of a strand of nucleotides folded into a clover-leaf shape, that picks up an unattached amino acid within the cell cytoplasm and conveys it to the ribosome for protein synthesis. Abbreviation: tRNA
Origin of transfer RNA
First recorded in 1960–65
Also called soluble RNA.
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- another name for transfer RNA
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