Definition of Initiation codon

1. Noun. (genetics) A codon that signals the first amino acid to be used in the synthesis of the polypeptide chain of a protein; either AUG or GUG ¹



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Medical Definition of Initiation codon

1. The codon 5' AUG in mRNA, at which polypeptide synthesis is started. It is recognised by formylmethionyl tRNA in bacteria and by methionyl tRNA in eukaryotes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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