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  • 3 years ago

In a genetic engineering experiment a piece of double-stranded DNA containing 6000 nucleotides coding for a specific polypeptide is transcribed and translated. What is the total number of amino acids in this polypeptide?

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  1. jazrio
    • 3 years ago
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    hmmm....2000?

  2. .Sam.
    • 3 years ago
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    no

  3. jazrio
    • 3 years ago
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    cuz 3 nucleotides = 1codon=1amino acid

  4. .Sam.
    • 3 years ago
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    answer is 1000 but why

  5. jazrio
    • 3 years ago
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    @Natshane how ah?

  6. Natshane
    • 3 years ago
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    I got 100 :(

  7. Natshane
    • 3 years ago
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    ahh! I think I found it! double stranded = 6000 nucleotides One strand is coded into mRNA so 6000/2 = 3000 nucleotides 3 nucleotide = 1 codon = 1 amino acid 3000/3 = 1000 amino acids!

  8. .Sam.
    • 3 years ago
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    Thank:)

  9. Natshane
    • 3 years ago
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    no problem :)

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