Genetic code basics

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  • The genetic code
    • The sequence of nucleotide bases on a gene provides a code, with instructions for the construction of a polypeptide or protein
    • It is a triplet code
    • It is a degenrate code meaning that all amino acids except methionine have more than 1 code
    • Some codes don't correspend to an animo acids and indicate for the chain to stop
    • It is widespread but not universal

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