Given a DNA strand, return its RNA complement (per RNA transcription).
Both DNA and RNA strands are a sequence of nucleotides.
The four nucleotides found in DNA are adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and thymine (T).
The four nucleotides found in RNA are adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and uracil (U).
Given a DNA strand, its transcribed RNA strand is formed by replacing each nucleotide with its complement:
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module Tests exposing (tests) import Expect import RNATranscription exposing (toRNA) import Test exposing (..) tests : Test tests = describe "RNATranscription" [ test "complement of cytosine is guanine" <| \() -> Expect.equal (Ok "G") (toRNA "C") , skip <| test "complement of guanine is cytosine" <| \() -> Expect.equal (Ok "C") (toRNA "G") , skip <| test "complement of thymine is adenine" <| \() -> Expect.equal (Ok "A") (toRNA "T") , skip <| test "complement of adenine is uracil" <| \() -> Expect.equal (Ok "U") (toRNA "A") , skip <| test "complement" <| \() -> Expect.equal (Ok "UGCACCAGAAUU") (toRNA "ACGTGGTCTTAA") ]
module RNATranscription exposing (toRNA) convertStrand : Char -> Char convertStrand dna = if dna == 'G' then 'C' else if dna == 'C' then 'G' else if dna == 'T' then 'A' else if dna == 'A' then 'U' else '_' toRNA : String -> Result String String toRNA dna = let converted = String.map convertStrand dna in if String.contains "_" converted then Err "INVALID DNA SEQUENCE" else Ok converted
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