4.6: Genetic Code Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12 Estimated7 minsto complete % Progress Practice Genetic Code MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Practice Progress Estimated7 minsto complete % Estimated7 minsto complete % Practice Now MEMORY METER This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is Share Add to Library Turn In Read Practice Resources Details Loading... Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue. Color Highlighted Text Notes Show More Vocabulary Language: English ▼ English Spanish TermDefinition codon A group of three nitrogen bases in an mRNA molecule; makes up a code word of the genetic code; codes for an amino acid, start, or stop. genetic code The universal code of three-base codons; encodes the genetic instructions for the amino acid sequence of proteins. reading frame The three base frame that divides the bases into codons. start codon Codon that begins translation; AUG. stop codon Codon that does not code for an amino acid; UAG, UGA, and UAA; also known as a termination codon. Image Attributions Show Hide Details Description Introduces the genetic code and how to read it. Learning Objectives None Related Materials The Genetic Code - Advanced Difficulty Level: At Grade Authors: Douglas Wilkin, Ph.D. Jean Brainard, Ph.D. Tags: codon Genetic Code reading frame (1 more) SCI.BIO.326.L.1 Subjects: science Biology Concept Nodes: SCI.BIO.326 (Genetic Code) Grades: 9 , 10 Date Created: Feb 24, 2012 Last Modified: Sep 04, 2016 Vocabulary None Save or share your relevant files like activites, homework and worksheet.To add resources, you must be the owner of the Modality. Click Customize to make your own copy.