Problem: Which statement is most consistent with the one gene, one enzyme hypothesis originally proposed by Beadle and Tatum?A. Genes and enzymes are important.B. Every gene encodes a separate enzyme.C. A gene can only make one enzyme in a cell cycle.D. Each gene makes one enzyme but not one protein.E. Every enzyme makes one gene.

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The experiment of Beadle and Tatum aimed to disable an allele of a protein-coding gene required for a particular metabolic activity. This created different "nutritional mutants." 

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Which statement is most consistent with the one gene, one enzyme hypothesis originally proposed by Beadle and Tatum?

A. Genes and enzymes are important.

B. Every gene encodes a separate enzyme.

C. A gene can only make one enzyme in a cell cycle.

D. Each gene makes one enzyme but not one protein.

E. Every enzyme makes one gene.