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Old 02-17-2011
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Hi My question is that there is a table given in kaplan, genetic codes for each amino acid, so there are like 64 genetic code, so i want to know if they ask that stuff or not in the exam, cuz if its useful then i will memorize otherwise i will just leave it!!!
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Even the most genius molecular biologists don't know full code. just know stop and start codons. go after concepts. watch kaplan molecular biology videos; u will get an idea what is important, what to read, not to read.
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Just know the following:

-start codon: AUG
-stop codon: UAA UAG UGA
-CAG: glutamine (increased in Huntington disease due to trinucleotide repeat)
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There's really no point in memorizing the whole table, I haven't seen any mcq regarding that so far.
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