5' - A U G U U C C C C A A G G G U
U G A - 3'
a pentapeptide from an 18-base mRNA
18-base mRNA includes
six three-letter codons, each of which is
as indicated by the three- and
single-letter amino acid
The message is 'read' in the
5' 3' direction. The message begins
with an AUG Met or 'Start'
ends with a UGA 'Stop' codon.
Stop codons are indicated in translated protein sequences by asterisks (*)
Figure ©1999 by Klug &
material © 2013 by Steven M.