.Sam.
  • .Sam.
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
hmmm....2000?
.Sam.
  • .Sam.
no
anonymous
  • anonymous
cuz 3 nucleotides = 1codon=1amino acid

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.Sam.
  • .Sam.
answer is 1000 but why
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Natshane how ah?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got 100 :(
anonymous
  • anonymous
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!
.Sam.
  • .Sam.
Thank:)
anonymous
  • anonymous
no problem :)

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