Multiple Reading Frames in DNA

David Konerding dek at
Wed Apr 9 11:27:01 EST 1997

In article <334BBCCC.4F1F at>, Tim Taylor wrote:
>As a non-biologist, I have a small question which I hope someone
>can give me a quick answer to.
>I'm sure I've read in the dim and distant past that the DNA of
>some organisms includes sections which are transcribed multiple
>times starting from different bases (different reading frames).
>These therefore get translated into completely different
>proteins, so the genome is encoding multiple messages in the  
>same bit of DNA.

Overlapping genes?

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