- Evolutionary 'selection of the fittest' measured for the first time
- The genetic code has 'redundancy', meaning that there are several different 'codons' that can be translated into any one amino acid. For some amino acids up to 6 different codons can be used.
- Spelling mutations and evolutionary advantages
- The code of life - composed of triplet codons of the four DNA alphabets A, T, G and C - is quite redundant. For example, the amino acid Alanine, is specified by no less than four alternative triplet codes (GCT, GCC, GCA and GCG), or codons.
- Transgenomic (TBIO) Launches EGFR C797S Mutation Detection Assay
- While the new assay detects EGFR mutation C797S, Transgenomic also has an assay for the EGFR T790M mutation, a known marker for resistance in first generation TKI therapies. This assay enriches for mutations in codon 790 and its immediately adjacent ...
- Evolution selects the most effective genes — even by a hundredth of a percent
- Brandis and Hughes wanted to know whether it mattered which particular codons were used to make EF-Tu, one of the most important proteins in Salmonella. They altered the genetic makeup of the bacteria and found that switching even a single codon in the ...
- Codon Deletions in the Influenza A Virus PA Gene Generate Temperature
- Four viable mutants with single-codon deletions were generated; all of them exhibited a ts phenotype that was associated with the reduced efficiency of replication/transcription of a pseudoviral reporter RNA in a minireplicon assay.
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