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Unformatted text preview: a newly identified bacterium to sequences of several other bacteria
that had been previously characterized. The aligned sequence for the new organism is shown below. What do the
“dashes” in the sequence indicate? (see below)
5 ' GCAU-AUC-GUCAC 3'
A. It means that the nucleotide at that position could not be identified (a technical failure).
B. It means that any nucleotide could be present at that position.
C. It means that there is a nucleotide missing at that position (relative to the sequences it is being compared to).
D. It me...
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2013 for the course MICB 201 taught by Professor Davidturner during the Fall '12 term at The University of British Columbia.
- Fall '12