Glycine as Start Codon???

Simon Andrews simon.andrews at
Mon Feb 26 07:47:37 EST 2001

"R. Jayakumar" wrote:
> If I remember, kozak's sequence is not ATG but is a highly conserved
> sequence to which the ribosome binds

Actually, it includes the initiating ATG as part of the consensus (GCC
A/G CC ATG G).  It should also be pointed out that this was determined
only from vertebrate sequences.

For a good list of alternate codon uses in various phylogenetic classes
take a look at;

Hope this helps


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