of three consecutive nucleotides
that occurs in mRNA
which directs the incorporation of a specific amino acid into a protein and includes also the starting or termination
signals of protein synthesis.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143
(Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992))
on page 150
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