GenDecoder: genetic code prediction for metazoan mitochondria

  title={GenDecoder: genetic code prediction for metazoan mitochondria},
  author={Federico Abascal and Rafael Zardoya and David Posada},
  journal={Nucleic Acids Research},
  pages={W389 - W393}
Although the majority of the organisms use the same genetic code to translate DNA, several variants have been described in a wide range of organisms, both in nuclear and organellar systems, many of them corresponding to metazoan mitochondria. These variants are usually found by comparative sequence analyses, either conducted manually or with the computer. Basically, when a particular codon in a query-species is linked to positions for which a specific amino acid is consistently found in other… CONTINUE READING


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