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If a protein had 500 amino acids, how many nucleotides would there be?

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asked by Stephanie
  1. Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "protein 'amino acids' nucleotides" to get these possible sources:

    http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/C/Codons.html
    http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/e21/21a.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA
    (Broken Link Removed)

    These are only a few of the sites available. In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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    posted by PsyDAG
  2. Well my young dumb american friend, this answer is very obvious. First of - if a protein HAD 500 amino acids, by now that protein is long gone probably expired or the organism has died. Since the protein is dead (according to my calculations - that fact that you posted this on Jan. 2, 2008 means that there is a 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999651% that there is no nucleotides needed

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    posted by Whang

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