NEET Sample Paper NEET Sample Test Paper-15

  • question_answer Out of 64 codons, 61 codons code for 20 types of amino acid. It is called

    A)  Degeneracy of genetic code

    B)  Overlapping of gene

    C)  Wobbling of codon

    D)  Universality of codons

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Out of 64 codons, only 3 signify stop codons. There is more than one codon for most of the amino acids; the genetic code is non-overlapping. Three successive nucleotides or bases code for only one amino acid wobbling refers to the third base degeneracy. Hence, the correct option is [a].

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