When evaluating bacterial and archaeal genomes for genes, why must researchers evaluate six open reading frames?

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Codons consist of six bases and there are six reading frames for each DNA strand, so researchers must evaluate six open reading frames.

There are three reading frames for each DNA strand, so researchers must evaluate six open reading frames.

Codons consist of three bases and the coding strand can have multiple start codons, so researchers must evaluate six open reading frames.

Codons consist of three bases and the coding strand can have multiple stop codons, so researchers must evaluate six open reading frames.

 

asked Dec 27, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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There are three reading frames for each DNA strand, so researchers must evaluate six open reading frames.

 

answered Dec 27, 2012 by CaptainTeemo ~Expert~ (631 points)

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