Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 15 - Genes and How They Work - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3a


This single base insertion (frameshift) changes the sequence beginning with amino acid 6. Most importantly, it changes codon 6 to TAA, a new stop codon, which will truncate the protein.

Work Step by Step

To understand, just translate the new protein, especially from the position of the frameshift. Change the T's to U's and then use Table 15.1.
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