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Q: Genetics ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Genetics
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: canadianracerchick-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 07 Jun 2006 18:10 PDT
Expires: 10 Jun 2006 09:52 PDT
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.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Genetics
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.
Subject: Re: Genetics
From: edejl-ga on 08 Jun 2006 03:45 PDT
I think I misread the question
Subject: Re: Genetics
From: mikewa-ga on 08 Jun 2006 04:45 PDT
Look up 'codon' and 'intron' in your text book

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