MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

1776 views

Why is the genetic code described as being universal?

The genetic code refers to DNA, which is like a blueprint that can be found in all living organisms. DNA is made up of 4 nucletotides: Adenine (A), Thymine (T), Guanine (G) Cytosine (C), whether in a bacteria or in a human, which is what makes it universal. 

The order of the nucleotides A, T , C and G is what makes up genes and determine what they code for. This explain why using the same letters, different combinations or sequences can be found and give rise to an beating heart cell in a human and a feather in a bird.

Laureen J. A Level Biology tutor, GCSE Biology tutor, Mentoring -Medi...

2 years ago

Answered by Laureen, an A Level Biology tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

220 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Bethany M.

Degree: Biochemistry and Microbiology (Bachelors) - Sheffield University

Subjects offered:Biology, Physics+ 1 more

Biology
Physics
Chemistry

“Passionate Science Communication student, using narrative, games and broader context to help secure success in long or short term goals.”

MyTutor guarantee

|  1 completed tutorial

£24 /hr

Pooja D.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

Subjects offered:Biology, Science+ 6 more

Biology
Science
Physics
Maths
Chemistry
.UKCAT.
-Personal Statements-
-Medical School Preparation-

“I have tutored for the past 4 years and have gathered many ways of teaching concepts to students in a way that is easily-digestible and understandable. ”

£20 /hr

Qasim J.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

Subjects offered:Biology, Maths+ 3 more

Biology
Maths
Chemistry
-Personal Statements-
-Medical School Preparation-

“A 4th year medical student with an adaptable and organised approach. Well-planned revision with exam practice ensures knowledge and fantastic exam technique!”

Trusted by schools

|  2 completed tutorials

About the author

Laureen J.

Currently unavailable: for new students

Degree: Graduate Entry Medicine (Other) - Bristol University

Subjects offered:Biology, French+ 1 more

Biology
French
-Medical School Preparation-

“About Me: I am a French medical student at Bristol University. Prior to studying medicine, I completed a BSc (Hons) inBiomedical Sciences and a PhD in Stem Cell research. Needless to say that I love biology and I hope that I can get y...”

You may also like...

Posts by Laureen

How do I know if a French verb belongs to the 1st, 2nd of 3rd conjugation group?

I see that you are doing Medicine as a Graduate student, do you regret your decision?

What is an enzyme?

Why is the genetic code described as being universal?

Other A Level Biology questions

Describe the process of evolution (6 Marks)

What is the difference between allopatric and sympatric speciation?

Discuss the products of glycolysis?

Describe and explain some of the direct and indirect effects of carbon dioxide on organisms?

View A Level Biology tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok