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genetic code

Post by taata » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:39 am

The genetic code is degenerate. What does this term mean?
Give an example of this feature of the genetic code.
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Post by opuntia » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:29 am

In genetic code the no. of codons is greater than the no.of amino acids that's why the code is said to be degenerate.For example,the amino acid leucine has the codons CUU,CUC,CUA and CUG.hope this helps :)
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Post by victor » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:29 am

To make it more simple:
We know that there're 64 triplets of codons..but the amino-acid that can be synthesized is only 20..so there're more than one codon that can meke one amino-acid.
Example: Isoleusin can be made from: AUU, AUS, AUU (At last I remember it all... :lol: )
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Post by opuntia » Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:38 pm

It truely is much more simple. :D
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