A metabolic pathway synthesizes a product through a series of steps, with each step having an intermediate compound. What does it mean when a genetic mutation in the DNA results in the production of only the first few intermediates?

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The gene that codes for the enzyme required to produce the next intermediate in the pathway is knocked out.

  

The cell can only produce the final product if more of the first few intermediates are present.

  

The gene that codes for an intermediate compound is knocked out.

  

The cell can only produce the final product if more precursor is present.

 

asked Dec 27, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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The gene that codes for the enzyme required to produce the next intermediate in the pathway is knocked out.

 

answered Dec 27, 2012 by anonymous

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