Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
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Chapter 17 - 17.3 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

More than one protein can come from a gene via alternative splicing in which not all of the exons in a eukaryotic gene are included in the final mRNA which is translated.

Work Step by Step

From the numbers in the question, on average, 3-5 distinct proteins (75,000-100,000/21,0000) are made from each gene. Review alternative splicing in Concept 17.3.
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