The degeneracy rule of genetic code
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- Luo, L.F. Origins Life Evol Biosphere (1988) 18: 65. doi:10.1007/BF01808781
The degeneracy rules of genetic code including the distribution of terminators have been deduced through the minimization of mutational deterioration (MD). The MD of a given group of codons is divided into three parts: transitional, transversional and wobble's. The averaged mutational deteriorations (AMD) of various amino acids have been proved in order of their degrees of irreplaceability.