genetic code

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the ordering of nucleotides in DNA molecules that carries the genetic information in living cells

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Hard randomization": complete diversity is introduced by using degenerate codons encoding all twenty natural amino acids
Tailored randomization": incomplete or biased diversity is introduced by using degenerate codons encoding a subset of natural amino acids
Diversification: degenerate codons are synthesized using trimer phosphoramidites corresponding to 20 natural amino acids, which exclude stop codons.
This is especially apparent when one examines the differences at 4-fold degenerate codons, the subset of synonymous changes in which, at the third codon position, any of the 4 possible nucleotides can be substituted without changing the resulting amino acid.