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DNA and mRNA

What tripeptide would be synthesized from the informational strand of DNA with the sequence 5' GTATCCAGT?

The beta-chain of hemoglobin is a protein that contains 146 amino acid residues. What minimunm number of nucleotides must be present in a strand of mRNA that is coded for this protein?

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If the informational strand of DNA is 5' GTATCCAGT, then the mRNA synthesized off of the other complimentary template strand would be 5'-GUAUCCAGU.

Therefore, the codons are GUA, UCC and ...

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Two DNA questons are explained.