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#1 2005-08-24 20:57:48

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What next?

What comes next in the series?
A, T, G, C, _


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#2 2005-08-24 21:11:51

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Re: What next?

Adenosine, Thymine, Guanine, Cytosine, ... ? DNA is fun!


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#3 2005-08-24 21:38:23

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Re: What next?

I expected this would happen....... big_smile
A, T, G, C are NOT
Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine.


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#4 2005-08-24 23:55:08

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Re: What next?

Thank goodness, because I had no idea what came after Cytosine ... smile


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#5 2005-08-25 16:15:58

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Re: What next?

A, T, G, C..next comes L
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer,..Leo. smile


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#6 2005-08-25 21:53:22

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Re: What next?

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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#7 2005-08-25 23:03:59

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Re: What next?

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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#8 2005-08-26 00:14:04

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Re: What next?

LOL !!

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

Thanks for that, ahgua.


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