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  Genetic code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The genetic code or genocode, is a set of rules that maps information encoded in messenger RNA sequences to amino acid sequences (proteins) in the living cell, and is employed in the process of protein synthesis.
Numerous variations of the standard genetic code are found in mitochondria, which are energy-producing organelles that reside inside eukaryotic cells.
Since there are many possible genetic codes that are thought to have similar utility to the one used by Earth life, the theory of evolution suggests that the genetic code was established very early in the history of life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Genetic_code   (2210 words)

 Cracking the Horse's Genetic Code
As that DNA fragment, or gene, is replicated in all the cells in his body, so is the "typographical error" in his genetic code.
Genetic defects tend to be recessive, meaning that for a horse to be affected by a given disorder, both parents must possess the mutant gene and pass it along to their foal.
Even if researchers manage to crack the equine genetic code and locate the errors responsible for inherited diseases, defects and deficiencies, breeders and breed registries are the ones who must put those discoveries to good use.
www.equisearch.com /horses_care/health/anatomy/genetics_102004   (1396 words)

 Dog Owner's Guide: Canine genetic code
The genetic code is inherited when one chromosome from each pair is contributed to the offspring by each parent.
It is true that purebred dogs have many genetic anomalies ranging from those that are innocuous (long coats or unacceptable colors in some breeds, for example) or easy to repair (entropion, the turning in of the eyelid) to those that are crippling or life-threatening, such as hip dysplasia or progressive retinal atrophy.
It is not true that mixed breed dogs are free of genetic diseases due to “hybrid vigor,” a benefit of first-generation crosses between breeds that is lost in subsequent generations.
www.canismajor.com /dog/gencode.html   (1545 words)

This so-called Genetic Code is written inside the living cells, of all life on earth, be it animal or vegetable.
The knowledge of DNA and the Genetic Code is practically everywhere thanks to the communications media.
The Genetic Code may sound complicated but really it is the simplest of all languages.
www.roytaylorministries.com /am00107.htm   (1704 words)

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