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A virus has a capsid that contains 30,000 amino acids




A virus has a capsid that contains 30,000 amino acids. If all of these amino acids are encoded by separate proteins, what is the minimum size (in nucleotides) of the viral genome? Why would the viral genome likely be larger than this?;Additional Requirements;Min Pages: 1;Level of Detail: Show all work;Other Requirements: I am stumped on this question. I think 90,000 is not correct. Seems too easy. I think you have to somehow take into account that each amino acid is encoded by a separate protein. I am not sure if each amino acid has a stop and start codon then. Also the second part of the question my thought process was it possibly codes for a RNA dependent RNA polymerase and has 5' and 3' untranslated region, polyA tail that is encoded in the genome not added after, protein cap on the 5' end of the genome that needs to be encoded as well. I really appreciate your help.


Paper#18024 | Written in 18-Jul-2015

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