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anticodon

 [an″te-, an″ti-ko´don]
a triplet of nucleotides in transfer RNA that is complementary to the codon in messenger RNA that specifies the amino acid.
 Anticodon. The three nucleotides (shaded) on a transfer RNA bind to a complementary messenger RNA codon. From Dorland's, 2000.

an·ti·co·don

(an'tē-kō'don),
The trinucleotide sequence complementary to a codon found in one loop of a tRNA molecule; for example, if a codon is A-G-C, its anticodon is U (or T)-C-G. The complementarity principle arises from Watson-Crick base-pairing, in which A is complementary to U (or T) and G is complementary to C. Sometimes called "nodoc."

anticodon

/an·ti·co·don/ (-ko´don) a triplet of nucleotides in transfer RNA that is complementary to the codon in messenger RNA which specifies the amino acid.
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Anticodon. The three nucleotides (pink) on a transfer RNA bind to a complementary messenger RNA codon.

anticodon

(ăn′tē-kō′dŏn, ăn′tī-)
n.
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.

anticodon

[an′tikō′don]
Etymology: Gk, anti + caudex, book
a sequence of three nucleotides found in transfer RNA. Each anticodon pairs complementarily with a specific codon of messenger RNA during protein synthesis and specifies a particular amino acid in the protein. See also genetic code, transcription, translation.

an·ti·co·don

(an'tē-kō'don)
The trinucleotide sequence complementary to a codon found in one loop of a tRNA molecule; e.g., if a codon is A-G-C, its anticodon is U (or T)-C-G. The complementarity principle arises from Watson-Crick base-pairing, in which A is complementary to U (or T) and G is complementary to C. Sometimes called "nodoc."

anticodon

A sequence of three nucleotides in transfer RNA complementary to the three nucleotides in a codon on messenger RNA. The anticodon specifies a particular amino acid which is selected and assembled for protein synthesis.

anticodon

see TRANSFER RNA.

anticodon

a triplet of nucleotides in transfer RNA that is complementary to the codon in messenger RNA which specifies the amino acid.
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A codon is a nucleotide triplet of bases recognized by anticodons on transfer RNA and hence specifying an amino acid to be incorporated into a protein sequence.
The codon in the mRNA that immediately follows AUG dictates the anticodon sequence and, therefore, which charged tRNA will bind to the ribosome complex.
The succession of operations including binding of a charged tRNA by means of anticodon codon pairing, peptide bond formation, ejection of an uncharged tRNA, and translocation, continues until all the amino acids encoded by the mRNA are linked together.