Problem Set 1

The gene for the protein utilizes the codon cug to

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Unformatted text preview: n. The gene for the protein utilizes the codon CUG to code for this leucine. Identify each codon generated by a single base substitution of CUG that codes for a residue that you are reasonably sure would seriously destabilize the protein if inserted at this position. Explain your answer. B) The genetic code only codes for 20 standard amino acids. Imagine that nature had evolved a triplet code that coded for a larger number of amino acids, with more varied properties. Describe some potential advantages and disadvantages of an extended genetic cod...
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This homework help was uploaded on 03/05/2014 for the course MCB 100A taught by Professor Kuryian during the Fall '09 term at Berkeley.

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