Answer to Question #173375 in Biochemistry for Kim

Question #173375

Why a degenerate genetic code helps protect an organism from the effects of mutations?


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2021-03-19T13:03:10-0400

The advantage for this is that it although there may be a mutation in the codon, if the mutation changes the codon to another codon which codes for the same amino acid, this prevents against the mutation affecting the functionality of the protein.


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