Parallel Evolution of the Genetic Code in Arthropod Mitochondrial Genomes

  title={Parallel Evolution of the Genetic Code in Arthropod Mitochondrial Genomes},
  author={Federico Abascal and David Posada and Robin Douglas Knight and Rafael Zardoya},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  pages={367 - 379}
The genetic code provides the translation table necessary to transform the information contained in DNA into the language of proteins. In this table, a correspondence between each codon and each amino acid is established: tRNA is the main adaptor that links the two. Although the genetic code is nearly universal, several variants of this code have been described in a wide range of nuclear and organellar systems, especially in metazoan mitochondria. These variants are generally found by searching… CONTINUE READING
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