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(1) ENGLAND

(2) CUBA

(3) SINGAPORE

(4) HUNGARY

(5) CROATIA

(6) MALAYSIA

(?) ISRAEL

P.S It's not 7!

Options :

  • 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • 10

Hint 1

Glycine is the only amino acid which is _________.

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  • $\begingroup$ Any hint for this ? $\endgroup$ – Arulkumar Jun 30 '17 at 6:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Arulkumar hint is in the title!! Also if you can provide an answer then i can give more hints!! $\endgroup$ – starkgurl Jun 30 '17 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ Any more hints? Seems like people here are stumped. Well, at least, me. $\endgroup$ – William Nathanael Jul 3 '17 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ @WilliamNathanael alright i will make some changes and make it easier :( $\endgroup$ – starkgurl Jul 3 '17 at 14:41
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I think it's

2

because

It's the count of horizontally symmetric letters (A, H, I, M, O, T, U, V, W, X, Y) in the name.

And the hint

Glycine is achiral (symmetric).

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  • $\begingroup$ Haha yeah!! you got that right!! I guess the hint made it too easy! But well done !! $\endgroup$ – starkgurl Jul 4 '17 at 1:27
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    $\begingroup$ Just curious, what was the original answer? Originally, the (2) clue was MALAYSIA, which does not fit with this solution. $\endgroup$ – Eric Jul 4 '17 at 6:38
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This is a long shot, but I think it's

5

Because:

Israel is in an odd (5) position.

Also:

Glycine has been found in outer space, but Alanine has not. If we replace Croatia with Israel, we get a pattern of two countries that have had citizens in space, then one who has not.

And lastly:

Keeping with the Alanine/Glycine theme from the hint, you can synthesize with the names. enGland mAlaysia sinGapore = GAG; hunGary isrAel venezuelA = GAA, both being the codons for Glutamic Acid.

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  • $\begingroup$ haha no!! but well tried!!! I'll give you a hint hint! Glycine is the only amino acid without a chiral carbon (alpha) atom ;))) $\endgroup$ – starkgurl Jul 1 '17 at 3:31

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