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Genetic Code: Evolution

  1. Edward N Trifonov

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005073.pub2



How to Cite

Trifonov, E. N. 2008. Genetic Code: Evolution. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008


‘Genetic code’ is the common name for the ribonucleic acid (RNA)–protein translation (triplet) code, one of many different codes harboured by the genomic sequences. This code was the first to be deciphered, is the best studied and is considered to be the major code.


  • triplet code;
  • code anomalies;
  • abiotic start;
  • codon capture;
  • amino acid chronology