Genetic code - DEFINITIONS

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Genetic Code
sequence of nucleotide bases on mRNA
1 of 6
Codon
sequence of 3 bases (triplet) on mRNA that codes for a single amino acid
2 of 6
Degenerate code
when an amino acid has more than one code
3 of 6
stop codons
do not code for an amino acid; marks the end of a polypeptide chain
4 of 6
non-overlapping code
each base in the nucleotide base sequence is read only once
5 of 6
universal code
the same codon codes for the same amino acid in all organisms
6 of 6

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Card 2

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sequence of 3 bases (triplet) on mRNA that codes for a single amino acid

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Codon

Card 3

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when an amino acid has more than one code

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Card 4

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do not code for an amino acid; marks the end of a polypeptide chain

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Card 5

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each base in the nucleotide base sequence is read only once

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