Codon

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Also known as trinucleotides. A codon is made up of three nucleotides found in [[DNA|DNA]] or [[MRNA|mRNA]], and codes for one specific [[Amino acids|amino acid]]. The order of these three [[nucleotides|nucleotides]] is unique and vitally important in the coding of its [[Amino acids|amino acid]].  
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Also known as trinucleotides. A codon is made up of three nucleotides found in [[DNA|DNA]] or [[MRNA|mRNA]], and codes for one specific [[Amino acids|amino acid]]. The order of these three [[Nucleotides|nucleotides]] is unique and vitally important in the coding of its [[Amino acids|amino acid]].  
  
An [[Amino acids|amino acid]] can be back-translated from a codon sequence by using the [[Codon Wheel|codon wheel]].
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An [[Amino acids|amino acid]] can be back-translated from a codon sequence by using the [[Codon Wheel|codon wheel]].
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In some instances, there can be more than one codon which corresponds to the same [[Amino_acids|amino acid]].

Revision as of 10:47, 8 November 2010

Also known as trinucleotides. A codon is made up of three nucleotides found in DNA or mRNA, and codes for one specific amino acid. The order of these three nucleotides is unique and vitally important in the coding of its amino acid.

An amino acid can be back-translated from a codon sequence by using the codon wheel.

In some instances, there can be more than one codon which corresponds to the same amino acid.

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