This tutorial explores the many types of RNA molecules that exist and their functions.
RNA can have a variety of shapes, sizes, and functions. Different types of RNA molecules include single-stranded messenger RNA (mRNA), double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), transfer RNA (tRNA), and ribozymes. In this Click & Learn, students learn about these RNA molecules, including how some of them can function as enzymes.
group intron I, hairpin ribozyme, hepatitis delta virus (HDV), ribonuclease, ribosome, RNA interference (RNAi), RNA world
Accessibility Level (WCAG compliance)
HS-LS1.A, HS-LS3.A, HS-LS4.C
AP Biology (2019)
IB Biology (2016)
Vision and Change (2009)