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Gene Expression and the Genetic Code
Transcription
RNA Processing
Translation
Mutation

Solution: A tRNA anticodon is 5' GAA 3'. Answer the following questions.Which one of the following codons is recognized by this tRNA?a. 5' UUC 3'b. 5' CTT 3'c. 5' CUU 3'd. 5' TTC 3'The first base at the 5' end

Problem

A tRNA anticodon is 5' GAA 3'. Answer the following questions.

Which one of the following codons is recognized by this tRNA?

a. 5' UUC 3'

b. 5' CTT 3'

c. 5' CUU 3'

d. 5' TTC 3'

The first base at the 5' end of the anticodon has relaxed base-pairing rules allowing some tRNAs to bind multiple codon sequences. This is called the third base "wobble" hypothesis. How many codons could a tRNA with the anticodon 5'-GAA-3' recognize? Enter your answer as a whole number.

Which amino acid does this tRNA carry?

a. Glutamic Acid

b. Phenylalanine

c. Lysine

d. Leucine