central dogma

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central dogma

[′sen·trəl ′dȯg·mə]
(genetics)
The concept, subject to several exceptions, that genetic information is coded in self-replicating deoxyribonucleic acid and undergoes unidirectional transfer to messenger ribonucleic acids in transcription that act as templates for protein synthesis in translation.
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