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The most probable number of blocks for the partitions of the set of codons could have determined the number of standard amino acids.
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PMID:  22426028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Given a genetic code formed by 64 codons, we calculate the number of partitions of the set of encoding amino acid codons. When there are 0-3 stop codons, the results indicate that the most probable number of partitions is 19 and/or 20. Then, assuming that in the early evolution the genetic code could have had random variations, we suggest that the most probable number of partitions of the set of encoding amino acid codons determined the actual number 20 of standard amino acids.
Dino G Salinas; Mauricio O Gallardo; Manuel I Osorio
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bio Systems     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8324     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0430773     Medline TA:  Biosystems     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Diego Portales, Avda. Ejército 141, Santiago, Chile.
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