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DNA Model Personalized, Size "Standard"

DNA Model Personalized, Size "Standard" 3d printed Miniatures SciFi DNA Personalized Molecule Model, Size Standard
DNA Personalized Molecule Model, Size Standard
DNA Model Personalized, Size "Standard" 3d printed Miniatures SciFi DNA Personalized Molecule Model, Size Standard
DNA Model Personalized, Size "Standard" 3d printed Miniatures SciFi DNA Personalized Molecule Model, Size Standard
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DO NOT ORDER THIS MOLECULE (if you wish a personalized version):
Instead send me a message in which you specify what text you want to have encoded in your personalized DNA molecule model and what size option you wish.
After I have upload the personalized design, I will send you a message so that you can order that one.

Available in three size options:
Standard :  Helix diameter ~ 2,3 cm (Scale: 1 Angstrom = 1,0mm)
Large:        Helix diameter ~ 3,4 cm (Scale: 1 Angstrom = 1,5mm)
Huge :        Helix diameter ~ 4,6 cm (Scale: 1 Angstrom = 2,0mm)

This model is size option "Standard".
It encodes the name R. Franklin, a scientist who played a big role in understanding the structure of the DNA molecule.
R Franklin in DNA code is CGT TTT CGT GCT AAT AAG CTC ATA GAC

DNA translation code used:
A = Alanine = GCT, B = (Alanine) = GCA, C = Cysteine = TGC, D = Aspartic acid = GAT,
E = Glutamic acid = GAG , F = Phenylalanine = TTT, G = Glycine = GGG, H = Histidine = CAT,
I = Isoleucine = ATA, J = (Isoleucine) = ATC, K = Lysine = AAG, L = Leucine = CTC,
M = Methionine = ATG, N = Asparagine = AAT, O = Pyrrolysine(unusual) = TAG,
P = Proline = CCC, Q = Glutamine = CAG, R = Arginine = CGT, S = Serine = TCA,
T = Threonine = ACT, U = Selenocysteine(unusual) = TGA, V = Valine = GTC,
W = Tryptophan = TGG, X = (Valine) = GTA, Y = Tyrosine = TAC, Z = (Tyrosine) = TAT

Base coloring is according to Nucleic Acid Database (NDB) Atlas:
A: Red, C: Yellow, G: Green, T: Blue

Start reading from the strand of which the backbone ends with an orange (phosphor) atom. That only leaves two possibilities.
But all this does not have to be explained to a scientists as all this is universal for molecular biology (except for the amino acids between brackets, as these letters are not encoded by an amino acid).

Check out the other two size options and other examples of personalized DNA molecules at the section DNA molecule personalized of my shop.

Pricing for Size option "Standard":
As this is a custom product, pricing will be different for every model. Pricing mainly depends on the number of letters you want encoded in the model. To give you an idea:
9 letters: €23,03
8 letters: €22,40
5 letters: €20,27

Dimensions

IN: 0.892 w x 3.76 d x 0.924 h
CM: 2.266 w x 9.55 d x 2.346 h
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DNA translation code used from now: A = Alanine = GCT, B = (Alanine) = GCA, C = Cysteine = TGC, D = Aspartic acid = GAT, E = Glutamic acid = GAG , F = Phenylalanine = TTT, G = Glycine = GGG, H = Histidine = CAT, I = Isoleucine = ATA, J = (Isoleucine) = ATC, K = Lysine = AAG, L = Leucine = CTC, M = Methionine = ATG, N = Asparagine = AAT, O = Pyrrolysine(unusual) = TAG, P = Proline = CCC, Q = Glutamine = CAG, R = Arginine = CGT, S = Serine = TCA, T = Threonine = ACT, U = Selenocysteine(unusual) = TGA, V = Valine = GTC, W = Tryptophan = TGG, X = (Valine) = GTA, Y = Tyrosine = TAC, Z = (Tyrosine) = TAT In relation to the previous comments: Now only the letters B, J, X and Z are not encoded by an official triplet, but still encoded by a triplet / codon that is unique in this code table. O and U are from now on encoded by codons for "unusual" amino acids.
November 11, 2014, 8:56 pm
@drloris Thank you very much for your input.Very useful information. I did not know these had official abbreviations. I will use your suggestions in future designs for sure!
August 29, 2014, 8:11 pm
@Molecule I'm kind of dismayed by how fast and loose you're playing with the genetic code. Contrary to your comment, there are official ways of encoding at least some of the other letters. Selenocysteine and Pyrrolysine are both template encoded under specific circumstances. See their respective wikipedia pages, or my summary below, In brief their official (IUPAC) one-letter abbreviations are 'U' and 'O' respectively. They both have drop-in triplets which would be very easy for you to implement, and which would at least have a modicum of legitimacy. Selenocysteine has the official (IUPAC) one-letter abbreviation 'S'. Many organisms have a template-directed encoding for incorporating it in a few special proteins. This uses what is ordinarily a stop codon (TGA), plus additional structure to the message which I assume you can dispense with for this purpose. Pyrolycine has the official (IUPAC) one-letter abbreviation 'O'. A few organisms use what is ordinarily the amber stop codon (TAG) for it alongside additional encoding you probably don't care about. That leaves B,J,X and Z which don't have official encodings, but at least they are mostly rarer letters.
August 27, 2014, 7:40 pm
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December 9, 2013, 1:23 pm
@MrHIDEn For the letters B, J, O, U, X and Z I have to cheat a bit, there are no aminoacids that have these letters as a DNA code, so there is no way to encode these letters in DNA in an official way. But I did not think up the translation for these letters myself, I copied it from a website, and I know more people use this code. The other letters are the official code for these aminoacids. You can easily check out Wikipedia to see the official code by searching for the term "amino acid". You can also find the other way to note amino acid sequences there that indeed uses a three letter code consisting of one capital and 2 small letters. Both notations are officially accepted, which of the two is used depends on the circumstances. As for companies coding their name in real DNA sequences, they do this by 1) Not using the letters mentioned above in their name (planning ahead), 2) Cheat in a similar way as I do.
August 25, 2013, 11:41 am
@Molecule Is this translation table official one or it is your one? I have seen grater translation table with capital and small letters and other chars. I heard some team 'printed' real DNA code for their bacteria and inside that DNA code there is email address to contact them if someone read it. That is why I am curious if there is some official translation table. Regards
August 24, 2013, 9:35 pm
@Habbfreaky: Both letters A and B are represented in the molecule as a triplet that encodes for Alanine. But A is encoded as GCT an B is encoded by GCA.
April 14, 2012, 6:14 pm
@ Molecule So you use the A actually as a B? And is there a difference between the two Alanine used? Thanks.
April 14, 2012, 5:16 pm
@ Habbfreaky That is correct, you didn't overlook it, there is no amino acid that has the letter B as a symbol. For this I am cheating a bit. For the letters B, J, O, U, X and Z the nearest amino acid is used. You can find the amino acid and the corresponding basepair triplet in my comment below, dated 2011-03-13.
April 14, 2012, 4:55 pm
And if your name has the letter B in it? Doesn't show up in my books...
April 13, 2012, 9:01 pm
Out of curiosity, what codons are you associating the letters to?
March 12, 2011, 5:50 pm
 
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