Definition of triplet code in English:

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triplet code


The standard version of the genetic code, in which a sequence of three nucleotides on a DNA or RNA molecule codes for a specific amino acid in protein synthesis.
Example sentences
  • This suggested that the genetic code was a triplet code and therefore that a codon for phenylalanine is UUU.
  • It was as a result of research which he carried out with Dr Francis Crick that the genetic code was shown to be the triplet code, or codon.
  • Mutagens such as acridine orange work by deleting or inserting one or more bases into the DNA molecule, so shifting the frame of the triplet code for an amino acid.

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