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Term Definition
universal code

the set of rules by which the information encoded by genes is translated into proteins (amino acid sequences) by living cells. The genetic code is universal among all living things, with all organisms sharing identical segments of code. See also DNA.

Ala/A

GCU, GCC, GCA, GCG

Leu/L

UUA, UUG, CUU, CUC, CUA, CUG

Arg/R

CGU, CGC, CGA, CGG, AGA, AGG

Lys/K

AAA, AAG

Asn/N

AAU, AAC

Met/M

AUG

Asp/D

GAU, GAC

Phe/F

UUU, UUC

Cys/C

UGU, UGC

Pro/P

CCU, CCC, CCA, CCG

Gln/Q

CAA, CAG

Ser/S

UCU, UCC, UCA, UCG, AGU, AGC

Glu/E

GAA, GAG

Thr/T

ACU, ACC, ACA, ACG

Gly/G

GGU, GGC, GGA, GGG

Trp/W

UGG

His/H

CAU, CAC

Tyr/Y

UAU, UAC

Ile/I

AUU, AUC, AUA

Val/V

GUU, GUC, GUA, GUG

START

AUG

STOP

UAA, UGA, UAG

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