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  • n. Plural form of codon.


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  • Mike looked and found why having 3 stop codons is rational and exhibits foresight.


  • Those DNA symbolic encoding patterns we see and the genetic code which assigns meaning to amino acid encoding and command codons is evidence of an intelligent cause.

    A Useless Critic

  • The translation code was a series of three-letter "words", called codons, each standing for one of the 20 amino-acid molecules that form the components of proteins.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Three regions of the gene where these faults are found are at gene locations - called codons - 12, 13 and 61. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The essence of the genetic code is that sequences of three consecutive bases, known as codons, correspond to specific amino acids.

    Warren Ellis

  • Three regions of the gene where these faults are found are at gene locations - called codons - 12, 13 and


  • The genetic code consists of three-letter 'words' called codons formed from a sequence of three nucleotides.

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  • Investigators believe the sets of letters - 'TTT AAT TAT "- correspond to the three-letter designations for three kinds of amino acid" codons "in DNA. | Top Stories

  • From a mathematical point of view, the genetic code is a surjective mapping between the set of the 64 possible three-base codons and the set of 21 elements composed of the 20 amino acids plus the Stop signal.

    The Weasel Thread

  • Daniel: by assigning a binary string to each of the codons, their classification into definite parity classes according to the corresponding sequence of bases is made possible.

    The Weasel Thread

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  • One can ask whether such cultural pressure, doesn’t have a deleterious evolutionary impact, but claiming that an IQ average of 80 can be explained by a few codons – is ignorance.

    June 19, 2009