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Which one of the following is the complementary sequence of 5′ TTAAGCGTAC 3′?

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a.

5’ AATTCGCATG 3’

b.

5’ GTACGCTTAA 3’

c.

3’ CATGCGAATT 5’

d.

3’ TTAAGCGTAC 3’

e.

All of the above

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b.

Explanation

5’ GTACGCTTAA 3’is the complementary sequence of 5’ TTAAGCGTAC 3’.

The complementary sequence to G-T-A-C is C-A-T-G.

A double-stranded DNA or RNA strand consists of two complementary strands of base pairs, which are non-covalently connected via two or three hydrogen bonds.

The complementary sequence of 5’ TTAAGCTAC 3’ is 3’AATTCGATG 5’ or

5’ GTACGCTTAA 3’.

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