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errors in transcription in Taq bacterium

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errors in transcription in Taq bacterium

Postby moltek2 » Mon May 02, 2005 7:23 pm

Why are adenine and thymine transcription errors much more common than cytosine and guanine errors in Taq bacterium.
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Postby Chris4 » Tue May 03, 2005 10:37 am

My memory is a bit sketchy, but is it something to do with the fact that adenine and thymine are held together by two hydrogen bonds, but cytosine and guanine are held together by three hydrogen bodns and is therefore more stable? :?
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Postby MrMistery » Tue May 03, 2005 7:06 pm

That has nothing to do with it...
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