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NASA scientists recently found a deep sea bacteria living in a hot spring. While it fulfilled all the characteristics of life, one important change is that instead of the phosphorous in the vital elements of life (CHNOPS), it had Arsenic. This element was also found to be in its DNA. Answer the following questions with brief reasoning in every answer:

  1. Where in the DNA structure would you found the Arsenic?

  2. Will the presence of Arsenic have any effect on the process of transcription? If yes or no, explain your reason.

  3. Will the presence of Arsenic have any effect on the process of translation? If yes or no, explain your reason.

  4. DNA ligase joins pieces of DNA through a linkage. In presence of Arsenic, how would you rename the linkage?

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