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Lrodriguez 2013

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Unformatted text preview: es ­ Transfer RNA (tRNA) ­ Aminoacyl synthetase (AAS) ­ Amino acids (20) ­ Initiation, elongation and termination Initiation, factors factors ­ ATP, GTP BIS101­001, Spring 2013—Genes and Gene Expression, R.L. Rodriguez ©2013 BIS101­001, Spring 2013—Genes and Gene Expression, R.L. Rodriguez 7 Requirements for Translation ­ mRNA (codons) ­ Ribosomes ­ Transfer RNA (tRNA) ­ Aminoacyl synthetase (AAS) ­ Amino acids (20) ­ Initiation, elongation and termination Initiation, factors factors ­ ATP, GTP BIS101­001, Spring 2013—Genes and Gene Expression, R.L. Rodriguez ©2013 BIS101­001, Spring 2013—Genes and Gene Expression, R.L. Rodriguez 8 Genetic Code Table GeDoKu BIS101­001, Spring 2013—Genes and Gene Expression, R.L. Rodriguez ©2013 BIS101­001, Spring 2013—Genes and Gene Expression, R.L. Rodriguez 9 The Genetic Code is a Degenerate Code ­ As predicted by the physicist George Gamov, a genetic code As consisting of only two letter words would provide only 16 words, four short of the total number of amino acids. With a code consisting of three letters, (64 codons) there would be more than one codon for each amino acid. This means that the genetic code is degenerate. degenerate...
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