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Memorize the Genetic code?

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by Rhino1000, May 19, 2014.

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  1. Rhino1000

    Rhino1000 2+ Year Member

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    Should I memorize such things as UUU => Phe, CAG =>Gln? Do you think memorizing the start/stop codons is good enough?
     
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  3. Dr Turkelton

    Dr Turkelton 5+ Year Member

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    No. Yes.
     
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    Rhino1000 2+ Year Member

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    Ok, thanks!
     
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    Czarcasm Hakuna matata, no worries. 2+ Year Member

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    Well, I just glanced at the AAMC outline and unfortunately for us, it says we have to know both the function and the codon sequences for the initiation and termination codons. However, you definitely don't need to memorize the entire table. That would be a ridiculous expectation.
     
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    tdod 5+ Year Member

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    only initiation (AUG) and stop codons (UAG, UGA, UAA)
     
  7. DrknoSDN

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    U Go Away
    U Are Away
    U Are Gone
    mnemonics for rote.
     
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    Chrisz 2+ Year Member

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    R U Gone, lol
     
  9. Chrisz

    Chrisz 2+ Year Member

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    You gonna be a legend
     
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  10. Czarcasm

    Czarcasm Hakuna matata, no worries. 2+ Year Member

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    I just imagine myself pointing my finger at someone... "U Go Away" ... 2 min later ... "U Are Away" ... "U Are Gone"
     
  11. Rhino1000

    Rhino1000 2+ Year Member

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    LOL! Thanks man, I try. :D
     

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