On the Subject of DNA Mutation
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You must gather the mutation numbers that you will use. Do the following steps below for each mutation number:
- Mutation Numbers 1–6: Use the character shown in Serial Number in the given position. If the character is a letter, convert it to its alphabet position (A = 1, Z = 26). Modulo the number by 4, then add 1.
- Mutation Numbers 7: Count the number of batteries on the bomb. Modulo the number by 4, then add 1.
- Mutation Numbers 8: Count the number of indicators on the bomb. Modulo the number by 4, then add 1.
- Mutation Numbers 9: Count the number of ports on the bomb. Modulo the number by 4, then add 1.
On the top display, it will show 9 nucleotides with different colors. For each letter/color in a given position, locate the intersection in the table below. This is your given nucleic acid. Depending on the position you used, gather the mutation number that matches the same position you used previously. Based on its number, locate the Nth appearing nucleotide on the given nucleic acid.
Guanine | Cytosine | Adenine | Thymine | |
Red | GACT | CGAT | TCGA | GATC |
Yellow | ACGT | TGCA | CTAG | ATCG |
Green | GTAC | ATGC | GCTA | TGAC |
Blue | CGTA | TACG | CATG | GCAT |
After gathering all 9 nucleotides, sort each nucleotide based on its position number and connect them into a nucleic acid. This is your mutated nucleic acid.