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Genetics and Probability

  1. Nov 15, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If a gene contains 1500 bases how many unique sequences are possible?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    would it be 1500X1500X1500?
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2014 #2

    Borek

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    No.

    How many different bases in use?
     
  4. Nov 15, 2014 #3
    Ahh 4 so it would be 4^1500?
     
  5. Nov 15, 2014 #4

    Borek

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    Yes.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2014 #5
    Thanks!!!
     
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