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initiation codon

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noun ini·ti·a·tion codon \in-ˌish-ē-ˈā-shən-\

Medical Definition of initiation codon

  1. :  start codon <Efficient initiation of translation depends upon the existence of a group of six to eight purine-rich nucleotides just upstream from the AUG initiation codon.—James D. Watson et al., Recombinant DNA: A Short Course, 1983>



Variants of initiation codon

also initiator codon

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