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Codon Wheel for translating genetic code from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Divide your DNA sequence [from 1] into groups of three. Each triplet will encode an amino acid (a protein unit or building block). To decode a triplet sequence, find the first letter in the inner circle and work outwards to see which amino acid (a single-letter code; in the outermost ring) corresponds to your sequence. If the sequence encodes a ‘STOP’, the protein ends there.

 

see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_code

 

Amino Acid Code

 

A - Alanine

C - Cysteine

D - Aspartic Acid

E - Glutamic Acid

F - Phenylalanine

G - Glycine

H - Histidine

I - Isoleucine

K - Lysine

L - Leucine

M - Methionine

N - Asparagine

P - Proline

Q - Glutamine

R - Arginine

S - Serine

T - Threonine

V - Valine

W - Tryptophan

T - Tyrosine

  

[1] www.yourgenome.org/downloads/function_finder_forweb.pdf via www.sanger.ac.uk and www.ebi.ac.uk

[2] see also www.yourgenome.org/dgg/general/proteins/proteins_2.shtml

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