The genetic code of a squid mitochondrial gene.

T. Shimayama, H. Himeno, J. Sasuga, S. Yokobori, Takuya Ueda, K. Watanabe

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Cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene of a squid (Mollusca), Doryteuthis mitochondrial genome was sequenced. Comparison with the nucleotide sequence and the deduced amino acid sequence of other animal mitochondria suggests that the squid mitochondria has a variation in the genetic code; UGA codes for tryptophan, AUA for methionine and AGA/G for serine. This situation is similar to the case of Drosophila or Ascaris mitochondria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-74
Number of pages2
JournalNucleic acids symposium series
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


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Shimayama, T., Himeno, H., Sasuga, J., Yokobori, S., Ueda, T., & Watanabe, K. (1990). The genetic code of a squid mitochondrial gene. Nucleic acids symposium series, (22), 73-74.