Initiation codon

Initiation codon

The codon 5' AUG in mrna, at which polypeptide synthesis is started. It is recognised by formylmethionyl trna in bacteria and by methionyl trna in eukaryotes. A codon that is responsible for activating the translation of dna to mrna, usually with the sequence of AUG or GUG.

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