Blepharisma nuclear code

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The Blepharisma nuclear code (translation table 15) is a genetic code found in the nuclei of Blepharisma.[1]


Starts = -----------------------------------M----------------------------

Bases: adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) and thymine (T) or uracil (U).

Amino acids: Alanine (Ala, A), Arginine (Arg, R), Asparagine (Asn, N), Aspartic acid (Asp, D), Cysteine (Cys, C), Glutamic acid (Glu, E), Glutamine (Gln, Q), Glycine (Gly, G), Histidine (His, H), Isoleucine (Ile, I), Leucine (Leu, L), Lysine (Lys, K), Methionine (Met, M), Phenylalanine (Phe, F), Proline (Pro, P), Serine (Ser, S), Threonine (Thr, T), Tryptophan (Trp, W), Tyrosine (Tyr, Y), Valine (Val, V)

Differences from the standard code[edit]

DNA codons RNA codons This code (15) Standard code (1)
TAG UAG Gln (Q) STOP = Ter (*)

Systematic range and comments[edit]

Ciliata: Blepharisma[2]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain. [3]

  1. ^ Andrzej Elzanowski; Jim Ostell (26 September 1996). "The Genetic Codes". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ A Liang, K Heckman (1993). "Blepharisma uses UAA as a termination codon". Naturwissenschaften. 80: 225–226. doi:10.1007/bf01175738.
  3. ^ Elzanowski A, Ostell J, Leipe D, Soussov V. "The Genetic Codes". Taxonomy browser. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), U.S. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 3 July 2016.

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