Journal of Molecular Evolution

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 288–293 | Cite as

The extension reached by the minimization of the polarity distances during the evolution of the genetic code

  • Massimo Di Giulio
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Summary

The level reached by the optimization of the polarity distances during the evolution of the genetic code was investigated. The results, although not conclusive, indicate that this optimization level is higher than the data reported in the literature. The results seem compatible with the reaching of an evolutionary minimum, with respect to the optimization of the polarity distances, by the genetic code during its formation.

Key words

Genetic code Minimization of polarity distances Random amino acid permutation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Di Giulio
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  1. 1.International Institute of Genetics and BiophysicsCNRNapoliItaly

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