How DNA directs Protein Production
1. Dna programs protein production in the cytoplasm by transferring its coded information to a molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA). Like a middle manager, the RNA molecule then carries the order to "build this type of protein" from teh nucleus to the cytoplasm.
2. The mRNA exits through pores in teh nuclear envelope and travels tot he cytoplasm, where it then binds to ribosomes.
3. As a ribsome moves along the mRNA, the genetic message is translated into a protein with a specific amino acid sequence