Why can't primary RNA be used as a direct template for a protein


closed as off-topic by mgkrebbs, David, AliceD Nov 8 '17 at 8:23

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  • $\begingroup$ Please explain what you mean by primary RNA. This is not a standard term in molecular biology. Preferably add a reference or quotation so it is quite clear. Also, what do you mean by "Why"? Mechanistically or philosophically/logically? $\endgroup$ – David Nov 5 '17 at 8:27
  • $\begingroup$ "Primary RNA transcript" is a well known term in molecular biology. OP may have forgotten the "transcript" at the end, but it is quite obvious to me what they are asking. $\endgroup$ – user24284 Nov 5 '17 at 9:33
  • $\begingroup$ @GerardoFurtado then you might want to edit the question for the rest of us. $\endgroup$ – John Nov 5 '17 at 13:48
  • $\begingroup$ @GerardoFurtado I think half the problem with bad answers on this site is unclear questions. This is bad in many ways. Not only those I have indicated, but also that the poster has shown no evidence of having tried to solve this himself as described in the help. Furthermore, if he is asking about eukaryotes and his question is "why exons?" (philosophical) then he should have searched the site. The question would be a duplicate. $\endgroup$ – David Nov 5 '17 at 14:15
  • $\begingroup$ @a.baldwin Is this question about alternative splicing? Similar to the other commentators requests, please edit so no-one on SE has to guess what you are asking and you shall get answers :) $\endgroup$ – Louis Leung Nov 5 '17 at 23:52

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