What is the structure and function of DNA and RNA in a Chameleon?

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Offline thedoc

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Tiffany Chao  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I was wondering whether you could tell me what the structure and function of DNA and RNA are in protein synthesis for chameleons?

 
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You may be thinking of chimeras rather than chameleons
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_%28genetics%29

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All earthly creatures: chameleons, chimeras, fish, fowl, or good red herring -- even Donald Trump -- handle protein synthesis by the same basic components in the same basic process. You know, ribosomes, mRna, DNA and like that.

I suggest you ask at the library for, "The Genetic Code" by Isaac Asimov. It was written in the 60's but remains a very lucid account of the basic process.

Amazon is selling a copy for $1.99