What is ADAPTER HYPOTHESIS?

A part of a scheme which explains conversion of the information encrypted in the DNA into the sequence of amino acids in proteins. Francis Crick suggested that each amino acid has specific "adaptor", a molecule which recognizes specific piece of DNA. Assembly of amino acids is determined by a recognition between the adaptor and DNA molecule which serves as the informational template. "Adaptor" molecules are known today as tRNAs.

ADAPTER HYPOTHESIS: "Adaptor hypothesis was postulated in the mid 1950s."

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