Nature of genetic code

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Codon
A sequence of three bases
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Non-Overlapping
Each codon is discrete, and read individually and in sequence
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Degenerate Code
Most amino acids can be coded for by more than one codon
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Universal
The triplet codes for the same amino acids are the same in ALL organisms
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Triplet Code
Each codon (3 bases) codes for 1 amino acid
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Card 2

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Each codon is discrete, and read individually and in sequence

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Non-Overlapping

Card 3

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Most amino acids can be coded for by more than one codon

Back

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Card 4

Front

The triplet codes for the same amino acids are the same in ALL organisms

Back

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Card 5

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Each codon (3 bases) codes for 1 amino acid

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