Glycine as Start Codon???

Susanne Rohrer srohrer.nospam at
Wed Feb 21 10:34:50 EST 2001

GTG, TTG, CTG and ATT can also be used as start codons.

possibly it is mentioned in a good book on genetics such as Knippers (Thieme


Martin Offterdinger wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it possible that a ribosome starts somewhere else than at the ATG (kozak)
> sequence.
> I don't know if I remember correctly, but I think that I read once that in
> rare cases G can substitute for M.
> Is there anyone who can point me to any relevant references?
> Thanks in advance!
> Martin

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