What are mRNA codes for the amino acids?

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DNA is the blueprint for living things. It remains in the nucleus of the cell. However, messenger RNA or mRna is capable of copying the DNA code in a process called transcription. Every three nitrogenous bases in the code is called a codon or triplet. It is actually the way...

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DNA is the blueprint for living things. It remains in the nucleus of the cell. However, messenger RNA or mRna is capable of copying the DNA code in a process called transcription. Every three nitrogenous bases in the code is called a codon or triplet. It is actually the way a particular amino acid is made. Some amino acids can be made by more than one codon. Others, only are made by one particular sequence of nitrogenous bases. For example, AUG is the only codon for methionine, an amino acid. AUU, AUC, AUA all code for the amino acid known as isoleucine. When amino acids are linked together, a polypeptide is formed. After it folds, this forms a protein.

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