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The Genetic Code

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TABLE 9.1 The Genetic Code The messenger RNA codon for each amino acid. Amino Acid Abbreviation mRNA Codons Alanine Ala GCA GCC GCG GCU Arginine Arg AGA AGG CGA CGC CGG CGU Asparagine Asn AAC AAU Aspartic acid Asp GAC GAU Cysteine Cys UGC UGU Glutamic acid Glu GAA GAG Glutamine Gln CAA CAG Glycine Gly GGA GGC GGG GGU Histidine His CAC CAU Isoleucine ||e AUA AUC AUU Leucine Leu CUA CUC CUG CUU UUA UUG Lysine Lys AAA AAG Methionine Met *AUG Phenylalanine Phe UUC UUU Proline Pro CCA CCC CCG CCU Serine Ser AGC AGU UCA UCC UCG UCU Threonine Thr ACA ACC ACC-1 ACU Tryptophan Trp UGG Tyrosine Tyr UAC UAU Valine Val GUA GUC GUG GUU Stop codons UAA UAG UGA Codon letters: A = adenine, C = cytosine, G = guanine, U = uracil. *AUG encodes the amino acid methionine and signals “start” of translation when it occurs at the beginning of a gene.
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