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Problem: A nontemplate strand of bacterial DNA has the following base sequence: 5' - ATGATACTAAGGCCC - 3'Determine the sequence of the amino acids that will be encoded. 

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The strand that is used as template during the transcription process is called the template strand. It is usually set in the 3' to 5' direction since the RNA polymerase will synthesize the mRNA transcript in the 5' to 3' direction, which is antiparallel to the template. Following the principles of RNA polymerase, this mRNA transcript will be quite equivalent to the nontemplate strand as they are both complementary to the template strand. Their only difference is that the mRNA transcript has Us instead of Ts. resulting in an mRNA transcript of 5' - AUGAUACUAAGGCCC - 3'.

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A nontemplate strand of bacterial DNA has the following base sequence: 

5' - ATGATACTAAGGCCC - 3'

Determine the sequence of the amino acids that will be encoded. 

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