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Meaning of GENETIC CODE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells
 
 See Also: order, ordering, ordination, triplet code

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The sequence of nucleotides, coded in triplets (codons) along the mRNA, that determines the sequence of amino acids in protein synthesis. The DNA sequence of a gene can be used to predict the mRNA sequence, and the genetic code can in turn be used to predict the amino acid sequence.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The three-letter code that translates nucleic acid sequence into protein sequence. The relationships between the nucleotide base-pair triplets of a messenger RNA molecule and the 20 amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins. See Base pair, Nucleic acid, Nucleotide
  2. The sequence of nucleotides, coded in triplets (codons) along the mRNA, that determines the sequence of amino acids in protein synthesis. A gene's DNA sequence can be used to predict the mRNA sequence, and the genetic code can in turn be used to predict the amino acid sequence.
 

 

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