This article discusses the state of the field approximately a year after Nirenberg's groundbreaking poly-U experiments
were discussed in Moscow and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The article addresses the efficiency and
specificity with which synthetic polynucleotides have been found to direct amino acids into proteins, the process by which
coding amino acids takes place, and the problem of degeneracy and its relationship to the general nature of the code. This
article covers the same subject in "Qualitative Survey of RNA Codewords," which is also available on this site.
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15 (1,160,293 Bytes)
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Jones, Oliver W. Jr
Monograph: Nirenberg, Marshall W., and Oliver W. Jones Jr. "The Current Status of the RNA Code." Symposium on Informational Macromolecules.
Academic Press, 1963. Pp. 451-465. Excerpt. Monograph. 15 Images.
Reproduced with permission of the Academic Press.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968