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