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    Calculating numbers of RNA nucleotides from amino acids.

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    If a single polypeptide chain protein contains 185 amino acids, what is the smallest number of mRNA nucleotides that could code for this protein? How is this calculated?

    If looking for the number of DNA nucleotides, the answer is the same. The number is the same because mRNA is complimentary to a DNA sequence, matching a single nucleotide from a DNA sequence to a single nucleotide in the mRNA sequence.

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    Solution Summary

    Method of back calculating from a given number of amino acids (which make up a protein) to find the number of nucleotides in an mRNA or DNA sequence.