Codon usage and tRNA content in unicellular and multicellular organisms.

  title={Codon usage and tRNA content in unicellular and multicellular organisms.},
  author={T. Ikemura},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={2 1},
  • T. Ikemura
  • Published 1985 in Molecular biology and evolution
Choices of synonymous codons in unicellular organisms are here reviewed, and differences in synonymous codon usages between Escherichia coli and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae are attributed to differences in the actual populations of isoaccepting tRNAs. There exists a strong positive correlation between codon usage and tRNA content in both organisms, and the extent of this correlation relates to the protein production levels of individual genes. Codon-choice patterns are believed to have… CONTINUE READING
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