Mitochondrial genetic code in cestodes.

The flatworm mitochondrial genetic code, which has been used for all species of the Platyhelminthes, is mainly characterized by AUA codon for isoleucine, AAA codon for asparagine and UAA codon for tyrosine. In eight species of cestodes (Echinococcus multilocularis, Echinococcus granlosus, Taenia solium Taenia saginata, Taenia hydatigena, Taenia crassiceps… CONTINUE READING