Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    molecular biology problem that enables you to convert daltons

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    Assume that the DNA of a certain bacteriophage contains 2 x 105 base pairs. How many genes does this number of base pairs correspond to? (The average protein is about 40,000 daltons)

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 4:46 pm ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/biology/genetics/molecular-biology-problem-enables-convert-daltons-6892

    Solution Preview

    First, you need to know that the molecular masses of amino acids may vary, but they average 100 daltons. That means that the average protein contains 40,000/100=400 amino acids. Since each amino acid is encoded by three base pairs of DNA (three nucleotides), the protein ...

    Solution Summary

    The expert assumes that the DNA of a certain bacteriophage contains base pairs. How many genes which this number of base pairs corresponds to is determined.

    $2.49

    ADVERTISEMENT