Determine the amino acid sequence in the protein encoded in the following strand of DNA. ( You will need the codon chart found in the Genetics Unit)
TAC AAG GCC TGG
Each codon encodes one amino acid. According to the genetic code tables, TAC encodes tyrosine (Tyr), AAG encodes lysine (Lys), GCC encodes alanine (Ala), TGG encodes tryptophan (Trp). From here, the complete peptide encoded in the DNA sequence is Tyr-Lys-Ala-Trp.