The nucleotides of the DNA strands are read in groups of three

The nucleotides of the DNA strands are read in groups of three

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The nucleotides of the DNA strands are read in groups of three.  Each group is a  codon Thus, a codon may be CGA, or TTA, or GCT, or any other  combination of the four bases, depending on their sequence in the  DNA strand.  Each codon will later serve as a “code word” for an amino acid. 
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Unformatted text preview: First, however, the codons are transcribed to the mRNA molecule. Thus, the mRNA molecule consists of nothing more than a series of codons received from the genetic message in the DNA....
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