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TopicPage for Start Codons of Escherichia coli K-12



E. coli ribosomes can recognize AUG, GUG, UUG, CUG(2), and AUU(2) as start codons in mRNA. This includes both verified and predicted start codons.


The five sub-topics include links to the genesets of each start codon class, excluding pseudogenes and the ins transposase genes encoded in the IS elements, for a total of 4094 genes with start codons tallied.

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