A model for the emergence of the genetic code as a transition in a noisy information channel

@article{Tlusty2007AMF,
  title={A model for the emergence of the genetic code as a transition in a noisy information channel},
  author={T. Tlusty},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={249 2},
  pages={
          331-42
        }
}
  • T. Tlusty
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Medicine
  • Journal of theoretical biology
The genetic code maps the 64 nucleotide triplets (codons) to 20 amino acids. Some argue that the specific form of the code with its 20 amino acids might be a 'frozen accident' because of the overwhelming effects of any further change. Others see it as a consequence of primordial biochemical pathways and their evolution. Here we examine a scenario in which evolution drives the emergence of a genetic code by selecting for an amino acid map that minimizes the impact of errors. We treat the… Expand
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