Nucleic Acids and the Genetic Material Problem Set 1

Problem 14: Codon-anticodon base pairing


With what mRNA codon would the tRNA in the diagram be able to form a codon-anticodon base pairing interaction?
A. 3'-AUG-5'
The key is knowing that the sequences must be antiparallel. An anticodon of 5'-UAC would have to bind a codon of 5'-GUA which is the same as AUG-5'.
B. 3'-GUA-5'
C. 3'-CAU-5'
D. 3'-UAC-5'
E. 3'-UAG-5'

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