3 nitrogen base

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3 nitrogen base

Post by adithya528 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:40 am

why only 3 nitrogen base r used in protein sequence??
is there any particular reason.
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:07 am

why do you think there should be more or less?
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Re: 3 nitrogen base

Post by Buddhakb » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:36 pm

Well, based on what I've learned from my Biology class, a three-base code could specify 64 amino acids (4*4*4), so the code can provide more than enough messages to code for 20 amino acids, which are commonly used in cells.

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