Template strand= the one that is used to make the mRNA
Coding strand=the one that is the same as the mRNA made.
The mRNA strand is made complementary to the template strand (by complementary base pairing), so, A T G G C C T A A G T G will form a mRNA strand with complementary bases,, A is complementary to T (which is U in mRNA), G is complementary to C.
So the mRNA will be U A C C T T A U U C A C.
I think i see where your getting confused, the question is indicating that that sequence is the template strand, when it says "coding for a protein" it isn't saying its the coding strand, stupidly worded question if you ask me.
Last edited by Mel_1234; 04-06-2012 at 16:13.
That's not quite right! Uracil is only a base of all kinds of RNA, but DNA has not an one. RNA may have Uracil as base, but DNA cannot!
(Original post by rocco94)
I think you're confusing the fact mRNA consits of A, U, C, G - not T, U, C, G
A pairs with U
C pairs with G
A in DNA can be paired with U in RNA but, U in DNA cannot be paired with A in RNA, because U doesn't exist in DNA!
Last edited by Kallisto; 04-06-2012 at 23:24.