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 (ăn′tē-kō′dŏn, ăn′tī-)
A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in transfer RNA that binds to a corresponding codon in messenger RNA and designates a specific amino acid during protein synthesis.


a three-base unit of genetic code contained in transfer RNA that corresponds to a codon region on messenger RNA, involved in genetic translation


(ˌæn tiˈkoʊ dɒn, ˌæn taɪ-)

a set of three nucleotide bases at the loop end of tRNA that forms base pairs with the codon of messenger RNA.
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If someone wants to know the benefits and applications of this method he should has the knowledge of structure and function of DNA and genes about codons and anticodons and all the factors that are very important in gene expressions.
The traditional approach to producing more tRNAs would have been to change the anticodons of existing ones, giving rise to a new class of amino acids proliferating across the code while systematically reshuffling a large number of codons in the process.