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    Struggling to understand how the one gene-one hypothesis works I've got a few things I don't understand:

    - I thought one gene (triplet code) codes for one amino acid?
    - One of the evidence for the hypothesis is the fact that the exons can be joined in different orders, I don't get how that supports it??
    - Another evidence is haemoglobin having 4 polypeptide chains, so it needs 4 genes but again I don't know how that supports the hypothesis

    This might be completely obvious and I'm just super dumb but hey I gotta get help somewhere. Any help would be great!
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    (Original post by ukelelescreamo)
    Struggling to understand how the one gene-one hypothesis works I've got a few things I don't understand:

    - I thought one gene (triplet code) codes for one amino acid?
    - One of the evidence for the hypothesis is the fact that the exons can be joined in different orders, I don't get how that supports it??
    - Another evidence is haemoglobin having 4 polypeptide chains, so it needs 4 genes but again I don't know how that supports the hypothesis

    This might be completely obvious and I'm just super dumb but hey I gotta get help somewhere. Any help would be great!
    I’m aware this doesn’t really answer your question but three nucleotides is a codon, not a gene. A gene consists of many codons. But yes, a codon corresponds to a single amino acid.
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    (Original post by georgem93)
    I’m aware this doesn’t really answer your question but three nucleotides is a codon, not a gene. A gene consists of many codons. But yes, a codon corresponds to a single amino acid.
    Damn, that makes more sense That answers part of my question - thanks for the help!
 
 
 
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