Nucleotide Count in C++
Given a DNA string, compute how many times each nucleotide occurs in the string.
exercism fetch cpp nucleotide-count
Given a single stranded DNA string, compute how many times each nucleotide occurs in the string.
The genetic language of every living thing on the planet is DNA. DNA is a large molecule that is built from an extremely long sequence of individual elements called nucleotides. 4 types exist in DNA and these differ only slightly and can be represented as the following symbols: 'A' for adenine, 'C' for cytosine, 'G' for guanine, and 'T' thymine.
Here is an analogy:
- twigs are to birds nests as
- nucleotides are to DNA as
- legos are to lego houses as
- words are to sentences as...
In RNA the thymine is substituted with 'U' for uracil, while the remainder stay the same; A, U, C, G.
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Passing the Tests
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The Calculating DNA Nucleotides_problem at Rosalind http://rosalind.info/problems/dna/
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