Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Codon

  • Juli Peretó
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_314-2

Definition

A codon is each of the nonoverlapping nucleotide triplets in the coding sequence of an mRNA, which specifies an amino acid, following the equivalences of the genetic code.

See Also

Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Genetic Code Nucleotide Triplet Wobble Hypothesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia EvolutivaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain