Bi101 unit 5 discussion 2


Discussion Topic

Genetic Code

The genetic code is discussed on pp 179-180 and pp 182-183 in your book. This code is what allows the string of nucleotides in our DNA to code for the sequence of amino acids that make up proteins.

  1. Briefly explain what this genetic code is in general and how it works.
  2. What is meant by the universality of the genetic code?
  3. Explain briefly what the advantages and disadvantages of this type of genetic code are to humans.
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