Do Complementary DNA Sequences/Codons Produce the Same Amino Acids?
While complementary DNA sequences may produce the same amino acids, they don’t always have the same function. This is because each sequence can interact with specific proteins in a different way, which then affects their functionality. For this reason, it’s important to consult with an expert when choosing which codons should be included in your gene synthesis project.
There are also multiple ways of combining complementary DNA sequences to create new proteins. One popular method is called recombinant DNA technology or PCR (polymerase chain reaction). This involves copying and pasting overlapping sections of two or more complementary DNAs together until you’ve created a long enough piece for protein synthesis. Once you have created the “preamble” for protein production, add appropriate enzymes and vitamins and let nature do its work!