Discovery of a fundamental limit to the evolution of the genetic code -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Discovery of a fundamental limit to the evolution of the genetic code

Nature is constantly evolving - its limits determined only by variations that threaten the viability of species.

05/05/2016

Graphic: 3-D representation of a transfer RNA

This is a 3-D representation of a transfer RNA (tRNA). These molecules are crucial for the translation of genes into proteins and they are also the reason why the genetic code cannot exceed 20 amino acid; © Pablo Dans, IRB Barcelona