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Some archaea uses different start codons

  1. Jun 5, 2007 #1
    in some archaea, it uses TTG start codon most of the time, rather than the conventional ATG.. Does anyone know what the significance of this is?
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  3. Jun 5, 2007 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    There are several different start codons used by bacteria and cousins.
    All that implies (IMO) is that eucaryotic DNA "operations" probably did not derive from those groups.
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