Thursday, April 19, 2007

An excerpt of my required reading/comprehension since January:

"During translation, the sequence of codons along an mRNA moecule is decoded, or translated, into a sequence of amino acids making up a polypeptide chain. The codons are read by the translation machinery in the 5'--3' direction along the mRNA. Each codon (triplet code) specifies which one of the 20 amino acids will be incorporated at the corresponding position alon a polypeptide. Because codons are base triplets, the number of nucleotides making up a genetic message must be three times the number of amino acids making up the protein product. For example, it takes 300 nuceotides along and mRNA strand to code for a polypeoptide that is 100 amino acids long."

I sit and stare at my blog page --and the synapses do not fire. They are all used up.

9 comments:

NoVA Dad April 19, 2007 at 7:32 AM  

I look at this and wonder if I had any synapses to begin with; there is some vague recollection of this from way back in high school, but that's all it is -- a vague recollection.

Milly April 21, 2007 at 8:34 AM  

The answer is B

or

yes?

Milly April 21, 2007 at 8:35 AM  

wait was there a question?
I'm taking a nap now!

Mark D April 23, 2007 at 5:34 PM  

Uh....so what's the problem? Seems pretty straightforward to me.

;)

Patchouli April 23, 2007 at 7:16 PM  

Exactly Milly!

You guys quit showing off!

trace April 29, 2007 at 7:41 AM  

I have a new blog address:
http://tracesteps.blogspot.com

NoVA Dad May 8, 2007 at 9:35 AM  

You've been tagged! Go here for details: http://mwrhodes.blogspot.com/2007/05/ive-been-tagged.html.

Kelly May 11, 2007 at 1:50 PM  

Do they hate you students? Is that it? Hi, Chouli.

Patchouli May 12, 2007 at 8:16 PM  

Hey, kelly welly!

Milly, just toss a coin--that's what I did on the final a few days ago!