Would you expect to find fMet as the first amino acid in a bacterial protein? Why or why not?

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Yes, because all methionines are replaced with fMet in bacterial proteins

No, because fMet is found only in eukaryotic proteins, not prokaryotic polypeptides

Yes, because the start codon fMet is retained in the final protein product, since bacteria do not participate in protein processing

No, because fMet is cleaved during posttranslational processing in bacteria

 

asked May 15, 2013 in Genetics by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)
    

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No, because fMet is cleaved during posttranslational processing in bacteria

answered May 15, 2013 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)



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