Did Sequence Dependent Geometry Influence the Evolution of the Genetic Code?

  title={Did Sequence Dependent Geometry Influence the Evolution of the Genetic Code?},
  author={A. Kasman and B. LeMesurier},
  • A. Kasman, B. LeMesurier
  • Published 2020
  • Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • The genetic code is the function from the set of codons to the set of amino acids by which a DNA sequence encodes proteins. Since the codons also influence the shape of the DNA molecule itself, the same sequence that encodes a protein also has a separate geometric interpretation. A question then arises: How well-duplexed are these two "codes"? In other words, in choosing a genetic sequence to encode a particular protein, how much freedom does one still have to vary the geometry (or vice versa… CONTINUE READING


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