UAG is a sense codon in several chlorophycean mitochondria

@article{HayashiIshimaru1996UAGIA,
  title={UAG is a sense codon in several chlorophycean mitochondria},
  author={Yasuko Hayashi-Ishimaru and Takeshi Ohama and Yoshimi Kawatsu and Keiko Nakamura and Syozo Osawa},
  journal={Current Genetics},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={29-33}
}
 The mitochondrial genetic code of those land plants and green algae that have been examined does not deviate from the universal one. A red alga, Chondrus crispus, is the sole reported example throughout the algae that uses a deviant (non-universal) mitochondrial genetic code (UGA=Trp). We have analyzed 366-bp DNA sequences of the gene for mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COXI) from ten chlorophyceaen algae, and detected 3–8 in-frame UAG codons in the sequences of five species… CONTINUE READING

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AlanineNo subtypeLeucine
Comparisons of these sequences with those of other algae and land plants have shown that most of the UAG sites in Hydrodictyon reticulatum , Pediastrum boryanum and Tetraedron bitridens correspond to alanine , and those of Coelastrum microporum and Scenedesmus quadricauda to leucine .
LeucineNo subtypeAlanine
Comparisons of these sequences with those of other algae and land plants have shown that most of the UAG sites in Hydrodictyon reticulatum , Pediastrum boryanum and Tetraedron bitridens correspond to alanine , and those of Coelastrum microporum and Scenedesmus quadricauda to leucine .
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