Monday, October 18, 2010

A single nucleotide base

The idea of a bucket truck may be foreign to some readers. The image to the right shows a picture of a similar type of equipment. This is used in any high, or difficult to reach area. I suspect that some of the codons have their problems reaching out in the biochemical space they must negotiate. Anyway, this should give you a visual image to place in your mind, and now it is up to you to imagine locking the base of this monster to your first chair and extend the bucket into space. Remember, it will take three "buckets" (nitrogenous bases to make a codon. Each three "buckets" spell one amino acid. You will be standing in the room of a single nucleotide base.

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