Where Does Translation Occur?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 11:32:02 PM ET
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Translation occurs in the cell, specifically in the cytoplasm. Translation is one of many steps in the creation of protein which is needed to fuel the body.

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Translation involves the mRNA, tRNA and rRNA coming together. The mRNA goes through the rRNA starting at the end identified as 5', or the end with A U G, and it will go all the way through to the terminating end. The terminating end is identified as 3'. tRNA will begin to join the other two strands starting with the A location. Once this is completed the complex moves to the P site and the next codon will move in until the chain is complete.