An Analysis of the Metabolic Theory of the Origin of the Genetic Code

  title={An Analysis of the Metabolic Theory of the Origin of the Genetic Code
  author={Ramin Amirnovin},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  • R. Amirnovin
  • Published 1 May 1997
  • Biology
  • Journal of Molecular Evolution
Abstract. A computer program was used to test Wong's coevolution theory of the genetic code. The codon correlations between the codons of biosynthetically related amino acids in the universal genetic code and in randomly generated genetic codes were compared. It was determined that many codon correlations are also present within random genetic codes and that among the random codes there are always several which have many more correlations than that found in the universal code. Although the… 

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