For those that did this event in the past, do you have any idea of how many nucleotides long is the on build model? I am researching the 5f9r protein that is going to be the on build protein and on ebi.ac.uk I found some side chain to be around 30 nucleotides long.
The onsite build will be different for every competition. You'll show up to testing, be presented with a precut toober and some amino acids, and have to build it on the spot with the help of jmol, a ruler, and a sharpie (the latter two you should bring). It'll all be protein; no DNA (although DNA is certainly within the scope of the written exam if it's an important strand).
As for length: competitions testing at the Regionals and Invitational difficulties will have onsites of ~20-30 residues. By Nationals, onsite lengths will reach up to 90. States, I surmise, will have a length in between.
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