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Biol 214/414 Homework #11 Due 11-6-09 What is the exact meaning of “degeneracy” as it applies to the genetic code, and what is the main way in which this degeneracy is “ordered”? “Degeneracy” as it applies to the genetic code means that there is not a strict one to one correspondence between codons and amino acids. More specifically, 18 of the 20 amino acids are encoded by 2-6 “synonym” codons. The main way in which this degeneracy is ordered is that the first two bases of synonym
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Unformatted text preview: codons are the same as each other while the third base of synonym codons either can be any of the four bases (U, C, G, or A) without changing the meaning of the codon; the third base of the codon can be either A or G without changing the meaning of the codon; or the third base of the codon can be either U or C without changing the meaning of the codon....
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