Answer to Question #161589 in Molecular Biology for Virat

Question #161589

5) The translation process involved 30 t-RNA molecules. Determine the number of amino acids that make up the synthesized protein, as well as the number of triplets and nucleotides in the gene that encodes this protein.


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2021-02-16T04:15:41-0500

Each tRNA transports one amino acid to ribosomes. Since 30 tRNA molecules were involved, 30 amino acids were used to make the protein. As each tRNA interacts with one triplet and one triplet is a stop codon, the coding region of the gene contained 31 triplet and 31×3= 93 nucleotides.


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