Evolutionary deviations from the universal genetic code in ciliates


The review surveys the information, including the most recent data, on the evolution of genetic code in ciliates, which is among the few codes deviating from the universal one. We discuss the cases of recurrent, independently arising deviations from the assignments of standard codons of polypeptide chain termination in the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes… (More)
DOI: 10.1134/S1022795409040012