The 44 bp
example above is taken from the complete mitochondrial DNA sequence
of an Atlantic Cod.
One or more stop triplets (*)
occur in five of the six reading frames (all except the second frame in the lower strand, read 5'3').
This open reading frame
(... F T G A L I L M I A H G L A
part of the code for a subunit protein of the enzyme cytochrome oxidase .
Important note: In the above example, you must use the mitochondrial DNA code, which has different stop codons from the 'Universal' code
Figure & text © 2013 by Steven M. Carr