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why leucine?

vanham at post.uv.es vanham at post.uv.es
Mon Mar 18 10:02:02 EST 1996

Based on codon frequency tables, leucine is the most frequently
occurring aa in an average protein (e.g. codon freq. tables
of E.coli, Arabidopsis, Drosophila). There are six codons for
leucine. Of course, there is necessarily one aa most frequent,
but why leucine and across Kingdoms?
Roeland van Ham
Department of Genetics, University of Valencia 
c/ Doctor Moliner, 50
46100 Burjassot (Valencia), SPAIN 
E-mail: Roeland.vanHam at uv.es
Tel: + 346 386 4379, Fax: + 346 398 3029 

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