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The Genetic Code


The main features of the genetic code are as follows:

Each amino acid in a protein is coded for by a sequence of three nucleotide bases
The code is a degenerative code in that most amino acids have more than one codon
The code is non-overlapping as…

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Transfer RNA (tRNA)
tRNA is a small, single stranded molecules of
about 80 nucleotides. It is folded into a clover
leaf shape with one end of the chain beyond the
other, allowing amino acids to attach easily to it
here. Each tRNA can only carry a single amino acid.
Three…

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