DNA and Polypeptide Synthesis

Why is polypeptide synthesis important?

Inquiry Question


  • Construct appropriate representations to model and compare the forms in which DNA exists in eukaryotes and prokaryotes
  • Model the process of polypeptide synthesis, including:
    • Transcription and translation
    • Assessing the importance of mRNA and tRNA in transcription and translation
    • Assessing how genes and environment affect phenotypic expression
  • Investigate the structure and function of proteins in living things