Protein Structure

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what is protein made up of?
amino acid molecules
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how is amino acid made?
by the number and order of the base triplets
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what kind of protein is keratin?
fibrous
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what is a a mutation?
a change in the genes
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what controls which amino acids are created and joined to make a specific new protein (or enzyme) molecule
the sequence of bases in the gene
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what can cause mutations?
background radiation and chemicals that we come into contact with, eg the chemicals in cigarette smoke. The change causes an alteration to the base pair sequence in the genetic code.
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