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Chapter 16, Problem 26E
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What is a codon? What is its function? How many different codons exist?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Codon, its function and types are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Nucleic acids act as templates from which all proteins are made. They are long, chain-like molecules consisting of repeating units called nucleotides.

Each nucleotide has three components: a phosphate group, a sugar group and a base. The phosphate and sugar groups are identical but there are four bases in each nucleotide.

The nucleic acids are classified into two forms which are deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).

The four bases found in DNA are Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Cytosine (C) and Guanine (G).

Explanation of Solution

A codon consists of three bases and codes for one amino acid. It is referred to as a sequence of three nucleotides of DNA or RNA. There are 64 different codons

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