So a gene is a sequence of bases on a DNA molecule that codes for a protein whereas a genetic code carries info that codes for proteins, so are they both the same?
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What's the difference between a gene and a genetic code? watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-11-2015 18:42
- 05-11-2015 19:41
(Original post by Lighfy)
- 05-11-2015 23:42
Genetic code refers to the primary sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide chain which can, for example, code for proteins (as you mentioned above). It can also refer to the introns in DNA sequences as well, but I wouldn't worry about this if you're studying A level. So yes, essentially the definition of a gene and genetic code are the same.
A gene is simply a distinct sequence (or distinct part of the genetic code if you will) forming part of a chromosome.
- 06-11-2015 03:47
While a gene is the fragment of DNA that codes for a protein, as in "eye color gene" or "hemoglobin gene"
NOT the same.