Biology Practice Problems Mutation Practice Problems Solution: Deamination of 5-methylcytosine _____.A. converts ...

Solution: Deamination of 5-methylcytosine _____.A. converts that base to a uracilB. converts that base to a thymineC. happens mostly in RNAD. is an epigenetic mark

Problem

Deamination of 5-methylcytosine _____.

A. converts that base to a uracil

B. converts that base to a thymine

C. happens mostly in RNA

D. is an epigenetic mark


Solution

The structure below shows methylcytosine, the methylated counterpart of cytosine: 

It functions in relation to gene expression and is known to be an epigenetic mark, as the methylated genes have altered expressions. 

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