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Can any of you tell me what this person is saying?

Post by daboose » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:10 pm

I'm not a biologist, so I came here asking for your expertise opinion on something that is bothering me. I was wondering if any of you can tell me if this person is legit in his claim of what he is studying:

"In this lab we are trying to perform Protein synthesis. We are basically trying visualize each individual protein as it may appear on a paper(simulating a plasma membrane), we are using RNA to code for such proteins in this experiment. Certain proteins help code for mRNA which in turn codes for DNA thru tRNA. Proteins are formed from amino acids which have a specific sequence that it undergoes so that it can perform gene coding."

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:15 pm

if you ask me that is just techno-bable. can't make heads of tails of it...
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Post by daboose » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:36 pm

MrMistery, thank you for you quick, to-the-point, response.

and to all, I am sorry that I had to incite to action personal matters on specific forums such as this one.

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Post by kotoreru » Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:22 pm

Mmm yes, makes no sense. The words and context are vaguely accurate but it's basically rubbish. That would get blank stares from anyone with a scientific education past school.
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Post by mith » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:44 pm

amino acids don't have a sequence to them. Lies.
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Post by canalon » Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:26 am

mith wrote:amino acids don't have a sequence to them. Lies.


Huh? They are in sequence and their order is important for function. Protein sequence is correc, although not the only important thing. On the other hand this sound really bad to me:
Certain proteins help code for mRNA which in turn codes for DNA thru tRNA


Some things have been completely inverted here :shock:
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Post by Darby » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:32 pm

I don't think it's nonsense, but it sounds like an explanation whose science may be okay but whose English is bad.

My guess is that they are trying to produce unique proteins, starting with the amino acid sequence and designing, then producing, the proper DNA sequences to code for them.

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Post by Jammerz » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:04 pm

The science is not okay. While you have a plausible idea for an investigation, the paragraph in the original post most definitely was not saying the same thing.

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Post by Sarah-kathleen » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:26 am

yea...this whole mumbo jumbo is pretty much garbage. that was a person trying to explain a valid point by using every scientifically intelligent term they had ever heard. they failed miserably.

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Post by canan5000 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:21 am

the only part of the argument that discredits this feeble attempt is when the statement of: Certain proteins help code for mRNA which in turn codes for DNA thru tRNA.
As was said in a previous statement anyone with a little education can wade through this. One proteins don't code for mRNA its the other way around and two how on earth would tRNA code for DNA when all tRNA's do are randomly diffuse in and out of the ribosome in hopes that the match up with the right codon sequence.
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