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Codons are three-letter codes that make up the genetic code. Both RNA and DNA have triplets known as codons. Each codon codes one of 20 amino acids that the body uses to synthesize amino acids. More »

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Codon usage bias is the tendency of some organisms to use certain DNA triplets in preference to other, equally capable, triplets in building amino acids. Many of the 20 amino acids used by life can be built by different ... More »

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A codon is a set of three nucleotides that code for an amino acid or act as a stop signal to tell the cell machinery when to halt protein translation. Codons are found in both DNA and messenger RNA, and a series of codon... More »

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There are 64 different possible codons to the genetic code. Each codon is composed of three of the four genetic bases: guanine and adenine, which are the purine bases, and cytosine and thymine or uracil, the pyrimidine b... More »

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A codon is a sequence of three nucleotides that comprise the foundation of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA). Anticodons are three-sequence nucleotides found in transfer RNA that complement codons in protein production. More »

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The wobble hypothesis explains the phenomenon of degeneracy that is seen in the genetic code through tRNA recognition of more than one codon. The wobble hypothesis was first described by scientist Francis Crick in 1966 s... More »

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Codons are triplet codes that comprise the genetic code. They consist of a sequence of three DNA or RNA nucleotides. In total, there are 64 unique codons that can be translated into 20 amino acids that bind together to c... More »

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