initiation codon

noun
ini·​ti·​a·​tion codon | \ in-ˌish-ē-ˈā-shən- How to pronounce initiation codon (audio) \
variants: also initiator codon

Medical Definition of initiation codon

: 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

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“Initiation codon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/initiation%20codon. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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