CameraIcon
CameraIcon
SearchIcon
MyQuestionIcon


Question

As we know, a code of three nitrogen bases is responsible for specifying one amino acid. In an ideal case, how many nitrogen bases would be present on a messenger RNA that transcribes a polypeptide containing 57 amino acids?


A
174
loader
B
168
loader
C
171
loader
D
19
loader

Solution

The correct option is C 171
One codon coding for one amino acid contains three nitrogen bases. There are 57 nitrogen bases in the sequence of the mRNA. So the number of the nitrogen bases which are required for the production of the 57 amino acids are 57 x 3 = 171 nitrogen bases. 
Thus, the correct answer is option A. 

Biology

Suggest Corrections
thumbs-up
 
0


similar_icon
Similar questions
View More


similar_icon
People also searched for
View More



footer-image