Simple Plasmid Mapping Problem

  • Thread starter fakecop
  • Start date
  • #1
42
0

Homework Statement


Use the following data to create a plasmid map.

Number of base pairs for each restriction enzyme
A: 20
B : 11 6 3
A & B: 7 6 3

Homework Equations


The entries under the category "number of base pairs" could repeat themselves as they represent actual data obtained from gel electrophoresis. E.g. 11, 6, 3 could actually be 11, 6, 6, 3


The Attempt at a Solution


I believe this question is impossible due to the number "11" for restriction enzyme B. When both restriction enzymes (A and B) are applied the sequence with length 11 either remains intact or gets chopped up into pieces of length 7, 6, or 3 respectively. But there are no positive integer solutions for the equation 7x+6y+3z=11.
 

Answers and Replies

Related Threads on Simple Plasmid Mapping Problem

  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
3K
Replies
2
Views
5K
Replies
3
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Top