What is a codon and what does it code for?

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2012-03-06 00:22:24

A codon is a sequence of three nucleotides. Each codon

represents a particular amino acid, or a stop or start signal. Most

amino acids can be represented by two or more different codons. The

order of the codons determines the order of the amino acids in a

protein, which determines the three dimensional structure of the

protein, which determines the function of the protein.

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