Asked on 2 Jan 2018

A. Explain the reason why the cell requires a mechanism for identifying specific sequences of DNA.

B. On average, how often would the nucleotide sequence CGATTG be expected to occur in a DNA strand 4000 bases long? Show your work and explain your answer.

C. Molecular processes depend upon sequence-specific interactions of proteins with DNA. Recognition sequences can be 4, 5, 6, 7, or even 8 base pairs in length for a single protein. What might be the advantages of a short recognition sequence? What might be the advantage of a longer recognition sequence?

Answered on 2 Jan 2018

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