Initiation Codon (AUG)

Science / Biology / Initiation Codon (AUG): Three-base sequence on the messenger RNA that codes for the amino acid methionine; the start command for protein synthesis.

Other Words for Initiation

Initiation Verb Synonyms: beginning, commencement, inauguration, origination, debut, introduction, inception, establishment
Initiation Noun Synonyms: admittance, admission, entrance, induction, enrolment, instatement, investiture, ordination, installation, ceremony, rite, ritual
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Stop Codon

Science / Biology / Stop Codon: The codon on a messenger RNA molecule where protein synthesis stops. MORE

Termination Codon

Science / Biology / Termination Codon: One of three three-base sequences that initiate termination of the protein synthesis process. See stop codon. MORE

Thecodonts

Science / Biology / Thecodonts: An informal term for a variety of Permian and Triassic reptiles that had teeth set in individual sockets. Small, bipedal thecodontians are the probable ancestors of dinosaurs. MORE

Start Codon

Science / Biology / Start Codon: The codon (AUG) on a messenger RNA molecule where protein synthesis begins. MORE

Initiation Codon (AUG)

Science / Biology / Initiation Codon (AUG): Three-base sequence on the messenger RNA that codes for the amino acid methionine; the start command for protein synthesis. MORE

Codon

Science / Biology / Codon: A sequence of three nucleotides in messenger RNA that codes for a single amino acid. MORE

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