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Problem: A eukaryotic mRNA has the following sequence: 5'-AUGCCCCGAACCUCAAAGUGA-3'. How many codons does it contain, and how many amino acids have been coded?

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The translation of an mRNA to its corresponding polypeptide uses the genetic code as guide to the correct amino acid that codes for a particular sequence. These particular sequences that code for an amino acid are known as codons, a three-base sequence of mRNA. 

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A eukaryotic mRNA has the following sequence: 5'-AUGCCCCGAACCUCAAAGUGA-3'. How many codons does it contain, and how many amino acids have been coded?

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