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Why is mRNA called messenger RNA?

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mRNA carries genetic information from the nucleus to the ribosomes. In the ribosomes the information carried by the mRNA is used to produce amino acid chains (proteins). So it is called messenger mRNA because it has carried a message from the nucleus to the ribosomes about which amino acids sequences the DNA codes for.

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