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Generally, a lab will allow us to do all of the following EXCEPT: A) Find the order of...

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nikigrays | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:32 AM via web

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Generally, a lab will allow us to do all of the following EXCEPT:

A) Find the order of nucleotides in a specific gene.
B) Find the order of amino acids in a specific protein.
C) Find the order of monosaccharides in a specific carbohydrate.
D) Find information about a specific genetic disorder.

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ncchemist | eNotes Employee

Posted May 22, 2013 at 4:11 AM (Answer #1)

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I'll admit that I do not have the information in front of me but I believe that the answer is C.  There are tests to determine the order of nucleotides in a sequence of DNA.  There are tests to determine the order of amino acids in a protein.  There are blood tests that a person can take to determine if a person has the specific genes that can lead to a specific genetic disorder.  But I do not believe that you can readily test a polysaccharide for the specific sequence of sugars.  You can determine what sugars are present, but not the sequence.  If another educator has any information to the contrary please post it.

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