triplet code

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Noun1.triplet code - the normal version of the genetic code in which a sequence of three nucleotides codes for the synthesis of a specific amino acid
genetic code - the ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells
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Many of you may remember the triplet code "lookup tables" from some textbook, telling you how each of the 64 possible three-base DNA genome elements codes for one of the 20 amino acids, or one of the three STOP codons: TTT is phenylalanine, ATC is isoleucine, and so on.
Each group of three nucleotide bases or triplet code (G-T-A, for example) produces a specific amino acid.
Led by Nick Goldman and Ewan Birney, researchers from the European Bioinformatics Institute in Eng land began by converting the five files into digital form (not bits but "trits"--a triplet code comprising zero, one and two).