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to RNA Transcription in the Scheme Track

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Rna Transcription

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


Rosalind http://rosalind.info/problems/rna

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;; Load SRFI-64 lightweight testing specification
(use-modules (srfi srfi-64))

;; Suppress log file output. To write logs, comment out the following line:
(module-define! (resolve-module '(srfi srfi-64)) 'test-log-to-file #f)

(add-to-load-path (dirname (current-filename)))
(use-modules (dna))

(test-begin "rna-transcription")

(test-equal "transcribes-cytosine-to-guanine"
          (to-rna "C"))

(test-equal "transcribes-guanine-to-cytosine"
          (to-rna "G"))

(test-equal "transcribes-adenine-to-uracil"
          (to-rna "A"))

(test-equal "transcribes-thymine-to-adenine"
          (to-rna "T"))

(test-equal "transcribes-all-nucleotides"
          (to-rna "ACGTGGTCTTAA"))

(test-error "it-validates-dna-strands"
            (to-rna "XCGFGGTDTTAA"))

(test-end "rna-transcription")
(define-module (dna)
  #:export (to-rna))

(define (dna-to-rna dna)
    ((char=? dna #\G) #\C)
    ((char=? dna #\C) #\G)
    ((char=? dna #\T) #\A)
    ((char=? dna #\A) #\U)))

(define (to-rna strand)
    (map dna-to-rna 
      (string->list strand))))

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