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Exam 3 Bio 200 Notes

Question:
Explain why researchers originally thought protein was the genetic material
Answer:
. It boils down to variety: it was known that proteins were made from 20 different amino acids, while DNA is made of only four different bases. It kinda makes sense, then, that proteins could code for MUCH greater variety in their amino acid sequence than DNA could in its nucleotide sequence.
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Exam 3 Bio 200 Notes
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Question: Explain why researchers originally thought protein was the genetic material
Answer: . It boils down to variety: it was known that proteins were made from 20 different amino acids, while DNA is made of only four different bases. It kinda makes sense, then, that proteins could code for MUCH greater variety in their amino acid sequence than DNA could in its nucleotide sequence.