Table 3

Mitochondrial Genetic Code of Deuterostomia and selected Protostomia.

Codon

AUA

Codon

AAA

Codon

AGG

Codon

AGA

Anticodon loop of tRNAAsn

Anticodon loop of tRNALys

Source/CodTab


Rhabdopleura compacta

Ile

Lys

Lys

Ser

UU

    GUU
AC

CU

    C
    UU
AA

this study, table 1


Balanoglossus spp.

Ile

-

-

Ser

CU

    GUU
AA

CU

    C
    UU
AA

[30,31]


Saccoglossus kowalevskii

Ile

Lys

-

Ser

CU

    GUU
AA

CU

    UUU
AA

NC_007438


Echinodermata

Ile

Asn

Ser

Ser

CC

    GUU
AA

CU

    C
    UU
AA

CodTab 9


Tunicata

Met

Lys

Gly

Gly

CU

    GUU
AA

CU

    UUU
AA

CodTab13


Vertebrata

Met

Lys

term

term

CU

    GUU
AA

CU

    UUU
AA

CodTab 2


Cephalochordata

Met

Lys

-

Ser

CU

    GUU
AA

CU

    UUU
AA

CodTab 5


invertebrates

Met

Lys

Ser

Ser

CU

    UUU
AA

CodTab 5


hypothetical ancestral state in Arthropoda

Met

Lys

Lys/Ser

Ser

CU

    C
    UU
AA

[47]


The variable codon assignments within mtDNA of Deuterostomia and selected anticodon loop sequences (the anticodon sequences are underlined) are shown. The entire genetic codes available at the web site http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Utils/wprintgc.cgi webcite are given by the codon table number (CodTab). Amino acids are shown in the 3-letters-abbreviations. Low frequent codons are given by cursive amino acid abbreviations while unpredictable or completely missing codons are shown by dash.

Perseke et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:134   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-134

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