Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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How Does a Degenerate Code Differ from an Unambiguous One? - Biology

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How does a degenerate code differ from an unambiguous one?

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Solution

Degenerate Code Unambiguous Code
It means that different codons code for a single specific amino acid. It means that one codon codes for a single specific amino acid.
Example: Both GAA and GAG code for glutamic acid.

Example: UGG only codes for tryptophan.

Concept: Genetic Code - tRNA – the Adapter Molecule
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