Looking for alternate genetic codes

Tom Thatcher ttha at uhura.cc.rochester.edu
Mon Nov 27 21:18:01 EST 1995

In <1995Nov27.171543.4134 at alw.nih.gov> elmo at helix (Eric L. Cabot) writes:

>Hello world,

> I'm looking for descriptions of alternate genetic codes.
>If anyone happens to know of any literature or online sources
>of this information, please post it here or email me at elmo at helix.nih.gov.

Tetrahymena and other ciliates use TAA and TAG to encode glutamine.
The only stop codon is TGA (this is the nuclear genome, BTW).
The ref might be 

Martindale, D.W. (1989) J. Protozool. 36:29-34.

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