codon definition

  • noun:
    • A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides constituting the genetic rule that determines the insertion of a particular amino acid in a polypeptide sequence during protein synthesis or the signal to cease necessary protein synthesis.
    • A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides, which encode for a particular amino acid during protein synthesis, or translation. Three unique codons, labeled as "end codons," alert protein synthesis to end.
    • a sequence of three nucleotides in a genome or a DNA or messenger RNA molecule, which specifies the incorporation of one amino acid or perhaps is a stop sign, during the biosynthesis of proteins. Codons take place inside the protein-coding sections associated with the DNA or RNA genome of residing organisms. The amino acid series of proteins synthesized on ribosomes is therefore dependant on the sequence of nucleotides in genome.
    • a tiny bell.
    • The bell or flaring mouth of a trumpet.
    • a certain series of three adjacent nucleotides on a-strand of DNA or RNA that specifies the hereditary signal information for synthesizing a particular amino acid

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