The number of base pairs in a strand of DNA can program a specific number of amino acids (3 base pairs for each amino acid), which corresponds with a target protein's molecular weight.


1,000 base pairs (1 kb) of DNA is associated with a 37,000 MW protein (333 amino acids)


10,000 MW protein is associated with 270 (1000/3.7) base pairs.


MW of protein associated with DNA segment =

= (number of base pairs) * 37


number of base pairs of DNA required =

= (protein MW) / 37


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