Hypothesis there must be 64 m-RNAs

Colin North northcol at ____msu.eduRemove_____
Sun Jan 23 12:30:41 EST 2005

I think you need to clarify what you mean by 64 varieties of mRNA. As 
far as I know mRNA is basically one form: mRNA. The sequence can vary, 
but in the end it is simply what it is. Perhaps you're referring to mRNA 
translation, where mRNA triplets are paired with complementary tRNA, and 
from this sequence a polypeptide is polymerized?

"Logic indicates that must be 64..."
I disagree. Mathematics makes it POSSIBLE that there could be 64 of 
something in a "base 4 language", but possibility does not necessarily 
dictate reality.


fbonsignore at beethoven.com wrote:
> There are 63 "varieties", but logic indicates there must be 64, 16
> binding to each DNA base. Considering that DNA is a language base 4, it
> makes sense to have all 64 as that allows an integrated formal language
> approach to DNA sequencing and the ultimate formal translation into
> protein structures (which in turn can be transformed into an
> architectural model for biological structures). The missing RNA should
> be found or its nonexistence explained.

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