Gene Expression and Degenerate Triplet Code is a part of the VCE Biology area of study ‘How Do Cellular Processes Work?’. It is part of the subtopic ‘Nucleic Acids and Proteins’. Gene expression is the process by which our DNA is converted to functional units, such as proteins. Gene expression can be measured by examining what a protein does in a cell. The triplet code is three amino acids in an arrangement, for example AAA (amine-amine-amine). However, this code can sometimes be degenerate, as three triplet base pairs can code for the same amino acid.
What is Gene Expression?
Watch this next video to gain more insight into the idea of gene expression.
What is the Genetic Code?
This next video explores the idea of the genetic code, and how sometimes it can be degenerate.
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