NEET Botany Molecular Basis of Inheritance Questions Solved

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(a) How many codons code for amino acids and how many are unable to
     do so?
(b) Why are codes said to be (i) degenerate and (ii) unambiguous?

 (a) 61 codons code for amino acids and 3 codons do not code for any
      amino acids.
 (b) (i) Degenerate. One amino acid may be coded by several codons.
      (ii) Unambiguous. Each codons codes for only one specific amino acid.

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