Nucleic Acids and the Genetic Material Problem Set 1

Problem 12 Tutorial: mRNA and protein coding

Under 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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