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Codons aren't basic units of the genetic code right?

  1. Mar 9, 2005 #1
    codons aren't basic units of the genetic code right?

    my friend told me that it does but i remember in lecture that proff said it doesnt but maybe i misheard
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 9, 2005 #2
    Codons are the 3 letter mRNA sequences which correspond to specific amino acids. The ribosome uses the mRNA as the template in its synthesis of proteins. So in a way you could argue that they are the basic units of the genetic code.
     
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