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(i) How many codons code for amino acids and how many are unable to do so?
(ii) Why are codes said to be:
(a) degenerate and (b) unambiguous.



(i) Out of 64 codons, 61 codes for amino acids and rest and 3 codons do not code for any amino acids. These functions as stop codons.
(ii) (a) Some amino acids are coded by more than one codon, so the code is degenerate, e.g., serene is coded by 6 codons.
(b) Unambiguous codon, codes for only one amino acid, these making the genetic code unambiguous and specific e.g. ,UUU.

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