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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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What comes next in the series?

A, T, G, C, _

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Adenosine, Thymine, Guanine, Cytosine, ... ? DNA is fun!

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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I expected this would happen.......

A, T, G, C are NOT

Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thank goodness, because I had no idea what came after Cytosine ...

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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A, T, G, C..next comes L

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer,..Leo.

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**insomnia****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-03-23
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If it was DNA, you would have several thousand, million possibilities. ATGC are the only protein bases for DNA.

Good one Ganesh, BTW.

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**ahgua****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-24
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maybe, after ATCG is U.

Uracil is another nitrogenous base of a nucleic acid (RNA, not DNA)

There are only two possible combinations of these nitrogenous base:

AT and CG

Other than that, there is no possible combination as T cannot form hydrogen bond with C and G and A cannot form hydrogen bond with C and G

*Last edited by ahgua (2005-08-25 23:40:02)*

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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LOL !!

There you go, ganesh, there **is** a genetic answer !

Thanks for that, ahgua.

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