Answer the following questions:

1) Is the genetic code optimized? That is, are the amino acids that are more common in protein represented by more codons? Please present data and analysis to support your answer.

2) Describe the research performed by Crick, Barnett, Brenner and Watts-Tobin that demonstrated the 3-letter nature of the genetic code. If you can't find original publications you may rely on other sources, but you must cite all sourcces.

A tool for counting aa's: "Amino acid calculator"

Results for optimized code:

Todd's results: raw data, graph

Thea's results: raw data, graph

Sky's results: raw data, graph

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