Wobble base

Wobble base

The 3' codon base on mrna that is less strictly specified in the genetic code. For example GCA, GCC, GCG and GCU are all acceptable codons for alanine. In this case the third nucleotide is redundant and a small amount of silent Mutation is possible and tolerated.

See: wobble, wobble hypothesis.

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