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to RNA Transcription in the OCaml Track

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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:

  • G -> C
  • C -> G
  • T -> A
  • A -> U

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open Base
open OUnit2

let char_of_variant = function
  | `A -> 'A' | `C -> 'C' | `G -> 'G' | `T -> 'T' | `U -> 'U'
let printer l = List.map ~f:char_of_variant l |> String.of_char_list
let ae exp got _test_ctxt = assert_equal ~printer exp got

let tests =
  ["transcribes empty list">::
   ae [] (Rna_transcription.to_rna []);
   "transcribes cytidine">::
   ae [`G] (Rna_transcription.to_rna [`C]);
   "transcribes guanosine">::
   ae [`C] (Rna_transcription.to_rna [`G]);
   "transcribes adenosie">::
   ae [`U] (Rna_transcription.to_rna [`A]);
   "transcribes thymidine">::
   ae [`A] (Rna_transcription.to_rna [`T]);
   "transcribes multiple">::
   ae [`U; `G; `C; `A; `C; `C; `A; `G; `A; `A; `U; `U]
     (Rna_transcription.to_rna [`A; `C; `G; `T; `G; `G; `T; `C; `T; `T; `A; `A])

let () =
  run_test_tt_main ("rna-transcription tests" >::: tests)
type dna = [ `A | `C | `G | `T ]
type rna = [ `A | `C | `G | `U ]

let to_rna = List.map begin function
    | `A -> `U
    | `G -> `C
    | `C -> `G
    | `T -> `A

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