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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

what is a PTC gene?

im studying for a science test and on the science review sheet they say this:

Genes (on chromosomes)

-PTC gene


-mutations > a change in a gene ( red hair mutations)

so what is a PTC gene??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Only thing I can think of is Premature Termination Codon.

    This is a mutation (a "Truncation Mutation") which changes a codon halfway through the gene into a STOP codon, and results in a protein that is missing half of its sequence when expressed.

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