username2889812
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
-Triplet code
-Non-overlapping code
- Degenerate code

If 2 marks were awarded for each characteristic...
What kind of explanation would I be expected to write?
:ta: in advance!
0
reply
madmirrors
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
Triplet code - A sequence of 3 DNA nucleotide bases specifies an amino acid.

Degenerate code - An amino acid can have more than one triplet code.

Non-overlapping code - I'm not so sure about as I haven't done biochemistry in a while so I'm a little rusty but I'll check
1
reply
madmirrors
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#3
Report 2 years ago
#3
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21950/ This has the info you need but it's quite in depth and it goes into the non overlapping code
0
reply
username2889812
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#4
(Original post by madmirrors)
Triplet code - A sequence of 3 DNA nucleotide bases specifies an amino acid.

Degenerate code - An amino acid can have more than one triplet code.

Non-overlapping code - I'm not so sure about as I haven't done biochemistry in a while so I'm a little rusty but I'll check
:ta: for the definitions! I do know them but I was unsure how to put them into scientific lingo...
Non overlapping looks at whether the triplets of bases follow each other or whether they overlap...but like I said earlier...how do I say it scientifically?
0
reply
username2889812
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#5
(Original post by madmirrors)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK21950/ This has the info you need but it's quite in depth and it goes into the non overlapping code
True.. :ta: it was very informational also had additional characteristics :yep: but I was looking for a brief explanation that I could put up for the question for couple of points..
0
reply
bobby147
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#6
Report 2 years ago
#6
(Original post by Iluv2edgedsword)
:ta: for the definitions! I do know them but I was unsure how to put them into scientific lingo...
Non overlapping looks at whether the triplets of bases follow each other or whether they overlap...but like I said earlier...how do I say it scientifically?
There are different ways of saying it ,
But the cleanest definition I found was on a level biology website

https://alevelbiology.co.uk/notes/ch...-genetic-code/

The last line of the non overlapping section

"no single base can take part in the formation of more than one codon"
1
reply
username2889812
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#7
(Original post by bobby147)
There are different ways of saying it ,
But the cleanest definition I found was on a level biology website

https://alevelbiology.co.uk/notes/ch...-genetic-code/

The last line of the non overlapping section

"no single base can take part in the formation of more than one codon"
Yeah, that's more concrete:yep:
:ta: a lot!
1
reply
frostfly
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#8
Report 2 years ago
#8
(Original post by madmirrors)
Triplet code - A sequence of 3 DNA nucleotide bases specifies an amino acid.

Degenerate code - An amino acid can have more than one triplet code.

Non-overlapping code - I'm not so sure about as I haven't done biochemistry in a while so I'm a little rusty but I'll check
Yep, non-overlapping just means that each base can not occur in more than one codon.
1
reply
username2889812
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#9
(Original post by Mystelle)
Yep, non-overlapping just means that each base can not occur in more than one codon.
:ta: ya too!
0
reply
bobby147
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#10
Report 2 years ago
#10
(Original post by Iluv2edgedsword)
Yeah, that's more concrete:yep:
:ta: a lot!
Ill answer the question on your other thread now.
0
reply
username2889812
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#11
(Original post by bobby147)
Ill answer the question on your other thread now.
Thanks a ton!
0
reply
madmirrors
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#12
Report 2 years ago
#12
(Original post by Mystelle)
Yep, non-overlapping just means that each base can not occur in more than one codon.
Correct, well done
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you travelling in the Uni student travel window (3-9 Dec) to go home for Christmas?

Yes (65)
27.2%
No - I have already returned home (26)
10.88%
No - I plan on travelling outside these dates (51)
21.34%
No - I'm staying at my term time address over Christmas (23)
9.62%
No - I live at home during term anyway (74)
30.96%

Watched Threads

View All