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  • Table of the genetic code.
    Rights: © Copyright. 2014. University of Waikato. All Rights Reserved. Published 13 March 2014 Size: 78 KB Referencing Hub media

    The genetic code is the cell’s ‘instruction manual’ for producing a protein from an mRNA sequence. Three-base-long sections of mRNA (codons) are ‘read’ in sequence at the ribosome. Each codon corresponds to a particular amino acid, which is added to the growing protein chain.

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