Central Dogma

Genetic Code Map – Bring the Central Dogma to Life

 Due Wednesday April 18 (print and save on x:/2011-12/code-map)

Activity Overview

Open up any biology or genetics textbook and you will find the same highly simplified genetic code map.  The problem is that these are quite limited in application and they are not very exciting.  There is a need to bring this genetic code map to life!

Details

Locate and use an existing genetic code map to translate the following mRNA sequence.

5’ AUG-CUU-UGG-ACG-UAG  3’

Translate:

Amino acids:_____________________________________________________

Generate your own map in a sketch form with pencil and paper. The map can ultimately be a physical map or something digital that can be displayed online using Flash or other software.

After constructing your map use your peers to check for accuracy.

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