Nucleic Acids and the Genetic Material Problem Set 1
Problem 12 Tutorial: mRNA and protein codingUnder conditions where methionine must be the first amino acid, what protein would be coded for by the following mRNA?
The genetic code
First find the 5'-AUG sequence that codes for the initiation amino acid, methionine. Then write the codons for the next amino acids. You must use the table to show that UGA is a stop codon. Amino acids determined by the other codons can then be read off the table.
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Sunday, September 29, 1996
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