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Amino acids

noun, plural of amino acid.

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Newbie question about the first life

... started to come together and assemble polymers. These were 1) nucleic acids, which now both carry and pass on hereditary information, and 2) proteins, ... (biocatalysts). An example of this would be the synthesis of the amino acid serine in the primitive atmosphere, thus: two molecules of formaldehyde ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... has those plus a few more, including additional genes that attach amino acids (components of proteins) onto RNAs for use in translation. Clearly, the common genes ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

... space they take up(flies). An overlooked source of protein, carbs and amino acids, aphids, or plant lice, are a potentially unparalleled food source. It was once said ...

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:13 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms
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... probably refers to the translation of single stranded RNA into amino acids, which is usually just referred to as "translation" in biology. This is what ...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Re: Virology - Calculations

... those 60 kDa or weight of the protein , so you must take the average amino acid weight, which should be 110 Da ( http://www.nordicbiosite.com/ViewPage.aspx?PageID=33 ... composed of 60 000 Da/110 Da = 545.4 AAs (i.e. 545 AAs). For each amino acids you need three bases in RNA (codon is triplet, ...

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by JackBean
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:58 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Virology - Calculations
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