|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
The canonical genetic code
It is tough to represent tabular information in a proportional font. So I will present a list representing the canonical genetic code. There are three items separated by commas in each line. The first is a representation of a codon, a nucleotide triplet. Each base is represented by a letter: "a" for adenine, "g" for guanine, "c" for cytosine, and "u" for uracil. The second item is either an amino acid or a "stop", where each amino acid is represented by a three-letter abbreviation. The third item is a single-letter code for an amino acid.
Here's a page with a table showing the canonical code and the full expansion of the abbreviations.
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