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codon usage

The frequency of occurrence, in a specific organism's DNA sequence, of one of several potential synonymous codons that code for a particular amino acid. Frequently, there is a nonrandom pattern (bias) in the usage of a particular codon or codons over other synonymous codons.
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  • codon bias
  • codon preference
  • codon usage pattern
  • codon usage bias
  • synonymous codon usage
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