Codon/Anticodon difference

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Codon/Anticodon difference

Post by lauren08 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:24 pm

Hello Everyone,

I need to know the difference between codon and anticodon, I can't find the answer anywere. Help anyone?. :?

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Post by BiologyIs4Life » Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:54 pm

I'll help you out here :D I love genetics!

A codon is a sequence of three adjacent nucleotides constituting the genetic code that determines the insertion of a specific amino acid in a polypeptide chain during protein synthesis or the signal to stop protein synthesis.

and an anti-codon is as follows:

A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in transfer RNA that binds to a corresponding codon in messenger RNA and designates a specific amino acid during protein synthesis.

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