Question: 8a. Imagine a scenario in which codons
consisted of two bases instead of three, but in which ther…


8a. Imagine a scenario in which codons
consisted of two bases instead of three, but in which there were
still 20 amino acids that could be incorporated into proteins
during translation. How many codons would be possible with a
two-base codon system? [2 points]

8b. In order for such system to code for 20
amino acids, some codons will have to be “ambiguous.” Explain why.
[4 points]

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