chapter  2
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tRNA Molecule in Affi ne Space

Transport RNA (tRNA) are intermediate links, molecular adapters in the chain of protein synthesis on ribosome.

These small molecules, composed of 74-95 nucleotides, covalently unite anticodons of the genetic code and amino acids. tRNA structure in the form of a clover-leaf (Figure 2.1) is well-known; its tertiary structure resembles the Latin character L.