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tRNA Anticodon Mutation

CELLS-V3IHJ9

Normally, a specific tRNA has an anticodon of 3'-GUA-5'. A mutation in the gene for this tRNA changes the anticodon to 3'-GCA-5'.

Which of the following choices represents the effect of this mutation?

Use the genetic code table below to determine your answer.

Stephen T. Kilpatrick. Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

A

The tRNA will carry His but insert it at codons calling for Arg.

B

The tRNA will carry Val but insert it at codons calling for Ala.

C

The tRNA will carry Arg but insert it at codons calling for His.

D

The tRNA will carry Ala but insert it at codons calling for Val.