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# Protein synthesis begins when the gene encoding a protein is

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20 Mar 2011, 16:36
my take
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TIME=15MINS
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27 Mar 2011, 10:21
I spent 12 min for that passage and got wrong only question 8. Pls explain why D is better than A?
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01 Apr 2011, 13:58
Went with BACAADBD , now clearly see it should have been BACAAEBD
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18 Apr 2011, 08:06
Got BCCAAEBD after spending 14:36 minutes & got 2nd question wrong..

what is the source of this question??
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21 Apr 2011, 21:53
BACAAEBD, took a little over 10 mins to get this done. i did not use any paper/pen to take notes , but the timing stinks . should ideally take 4-6 minutes. but weird passages take one or two minutes to adjust to the material presented.

thats the bad part, to speed up the adjustment to the passage some new strategy is needed
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13 Jun 2011, 00:15

OA is 1B 2A 3C 4A 5A 6E 7B 8D

6th was wrong as correct answer E - structure looks little awkward so meaning looks little distorted at first attempt
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18 Sep 2011, 22:33
prasforgmat wrote:

OA is 1B 2A 3C 4A 5A 6E 7B 8D

6th was wrong as correct answer E - structure looks little awkward so meaning looks little distorted at first attempt

Any reason for not selecting C for 5)..The passage does end with statements that using both synthesis and degradation shall be a good option here.Hence C would be correct..

Or wouldn't it?
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04 Jan 2012, 23:00
I got 5 correct and 3 wrong under 10 mins.
1 b
2 d
3 c
4 a
5 c
6 e
7 b
8 b
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05 Jan 2012, 17:04
BACACEBD
But it took too much time..
Can anyone suggest, how to deal with such type of passages..
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20 Jan 2012, 11:10
even I am struggling to understand why C is the answer for the question number 5 ... people who got this question correct, please consider explaining your answer to the other group
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25 Feb 2012, 10:29
BCCABABD - 13 mins.

But 3 out of 8 wrong. ;(
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27 Mar 2012, 04:18
1 wrong;

BDCAAEBD

Time taken around 14 min
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30 Mar 2012, 00:03
BACACEBA

11 mins 2 wrong
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19 May 2012, 09:37
I got number 5 and 8 wrong in 13 min. Must admit I was kind of tired.
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22 Feb 2015, 02:38
This is my first ever post so please pardon my ignorance. But this passage pops up as sub-600 and 600-700/700 - which is it?

Anyway, I got BACAAEBD in 12.5 minutes. My D was a "light" guess because the passage is long (!).

Since there seem to be a few queries on question 5, and partly for my own record keeping, the key point is in the second paragraph: However, recent investigations have shown that the concentrations of most mRNA’s correlate best, not with their synthesis rate, but rather with the equally variable rates at which cells degrade the different mRNA’s in their cytoplasm. If a cell degrades both a rapidly and a slowly synthesized mRNA slowly, both mRNA’s will accumulate to high levels.

You're trying to find an answer that boosts protein levels. This line tells you to ignore the synthesis rate and focus only on the degradation rate. I think C is a trick answer because the last line in the passage refers to the most efficient regulation of protein production, not what's going to maximise protein production.
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22 Feb 2015, 05:30
My take :
B
A
C
A
C
E
B
D

10 minutes.

Can anyone share the OA ?
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19 Apr 2015, 11:54
All correct in 8 min. As a molecular biologist, it is great to see a passage in my field.
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02 Jul 2015, 03:59
10mins
4 correct
4 incorrect

1 hell of a passage
my mind took tough grind in answering these questions
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