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See also: A molecule which consists of the nitrogenous base uracil linked to the sugar ribose and which has a chain of three phosphate groups attached to the ribose in a linear fashion. UTP is required during transcription since it is a direct precursor of RNA.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

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