Zoom in on microorganisms

DNA, RNA, proteins…what are they, anyway?


Genetic code table

Genetic code table

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The 3-letter abbreviations represent the twenty amino acids. The STOPs give the signal that the protein that is being produced is, in fact, finished. Despite the many repetitions that you can see, please note that the esssential part, the twenty amino acids, is there !