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Nucleotide sequence and RNA transcript

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If the nucleotide sequence within the DNA template strand of a gene is CGGATCAT, what will be the sequence of nucleotides in the RNA transcript of that template?

Apr 8th, 2015

Determining the nucleotide sequence for the RNA is pretty simple.  Remember that C and G pair together in both DNA and RNA.  So when you write out the RNA sequence C's will become G's and vise versa.  In DNA, A and T make a pair, however in RNA A and U form a pair.  Therefore, any where there is a A in the DNA strand, the RNA will have a U.

DNA template : CGGATCAT

RNA                : GCCUAGUA

If you were looking for the other half of the DNA strand, you would just replace any U's with T's.

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