Codon Usage in Molecular Evolution
Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
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How to Cite
Grantham, R. L. 2007. Codon Usage in Molecular Evolution. eLS.
- Published Online: 21 DEC 2007
In protein synthesis, succeeding amino acids are indicated by a sequence of codons in the gene. A given amino acid may be represented by up to six codons, making a choice between synonymous codons possible; this permits the creation of an evolutionary pattern of codon usages.
- codon bias;