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Practice MCAT Question - Q56 - Answer!

How many peptide bonds will have to be formed during the translation of a protein containing 50 amino acids?

A.  1
B.  2
C.  49
D.  50

The correct answer is (C). A peptide bond forms between each amino acid in a protein (polypeptide) chain. If there are 50 amino acids, the first peptide bond will be between #1 and #2, followed by 48 similar bonds as the other 48 amino acids are added.

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