Mitochondrial genetic codes

Erich Schwarz schwarze.ccomail at
Sat Sep 2 04:41:51 EST 1995

S. LaBonne wrote:

> Another
> semi-relevant aside is that UGA seems to be a remarkably versatile
> codon; isn't it used to code for selenocysteine in some bacteria?

    Also in the _kelch_ gene of _Drosophila melanogaster_, it seems. 
Selenocysteine may well deserve the title somebody gave it of "the 21st
amino acid."

--Erich Schwarz

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