Category: Science > Biology
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07 Jun 2006 18:10 PDT
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Question ID: 736273
A protien from a mammal is composed of 150 amino acids. What is the minimum number of nucleotides in the mRNA and DNA that code for this protein chain? Explain why this is only a minimum.
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From: edejl-ga on 08 Jun 2006 03:42 PDT
A homework question I've done myself. Some things to think about though: How many bases code for 1 amino acid? How many ways can these 'groups of bases' be ordered and how many amino acids are there... The answer will be in the text book though, just giving some suggestions.
From: edejl-ga on 08 Jun 2006 03:45 PDT
I think I misread the question
From: mikewa-ga on 08 Jun 2006 04:45 PDT
Look up 'codon' and 'intron' in your text book
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