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Nature 216, 159 - 160 (14 October 1967); doi:10.1038/216159a0

Optimization of the Genetic Code


Birkbeck College, University of London.

THE Atlas of Protein Sequence and Structure compiled by Eck and Dayhoff1 provides an opportunity for preliminary statistical examinations of aspects of the genetic code.

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