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Postby Gwell » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:31 pm

Hi,
I have some few question I am unable to answer from a take home quiz. If anyone could help I would really appreciate.
1. You have isolated two fully recessive mutants that cause deafness in mouse. The mutants fail to complment each other and map on different genes. How might you explain this observation?

2.In a single base pair substitution, the protein that resulted contained 30 more amino acids.Moreover, the amino end of the protein was the same as the wild-type protein: The first 57 amino acids were identical. Interestingly, the last 28 amino acids on the carboxyl end were also the same. Explain how this event might have occurred.
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Postby mith » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:48 am

#1. There's different kinds of deafness.

#2. sounds like some sort of post processing change
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Postby biohazard » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:22 am

Who is this sam2008 guy who keeps posting extracts from Wikipedia, which don't even answer the question asked in the thread? As far as I understood, Gwell didn't ask what's the definition of genetics... or the other guy in transfection thread wasn't interested what the word 'transfection' means. Oh well...

And for thread starters, please, try to come up with a bit more specific topic than just "genetics" or something else similar that covers a zillion categories already :?
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Postby canalon » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:02 pm

biohazard wrote:Who is this sam2008 guy who keeps posting extracts from Wikipedia, which don't even answer the question asked in the thread? As far as I understood, Gwell didn't ask what's the definition of genetics... or the other guy in transfection thread wasn't interested what the word 'transfection' means. Oh well...

And for thread starters, please, try to come up with a bit more specific topic than just "genetics" or something else similar that covers a zillion categories already :?


Likely a spammer. providing definitions make him appear after a first look as a legitimate user, but after seeing too many post only loosely related to the original question, the answer is clear. But mods with their sharp minds and theit mighty tools are there to remove those nasty posts. The best way to deal with them is to simply ignore them, so nobody notice when they disappear... Now back to our regularly scheduled questions.
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Postby biohazard » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:48 am

Affirmative!
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