The Genetic Code—More Than Just a Table

  title={The Genetic Code—More Than Just a Table},
  author={Daniel Berleant and Mark E White and Elizabeth Pierce and E. Tudoreanu and Andras Boeszoermenyi and Yuri Shtridelman and Jed C. Macosko},
  journal={Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics},
The standard codon table is a primary tool for basic understanding of molecular biology. In the minds of many, the table’s orderly arrangement of bases and amino acids is synonymous with the true genetic code, i.e., the biological coding principle itself. However, developments in the field reveal a much more complex and interesting picture. In this article, we review the traditional codon table and its limitations in light of the true complexity of the genetic code. We suggest the codon table… CONTINUE READING

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