61 codons out of 64 code for 20 different amino acids. What is it referred to as?

  1. a) Overlapping of genes
  2. b) Degeneracy of genetic code
  3. c) Wobbling of codon
  4. d) University of codons

Answer: b) Degeneracy of genetic code

Explanation: Some amino acids are coded by more than one codon. This is termed the degeneracy of the genetic code. Also, the codon is a triplet. 61 codons code for amino acids, while 3 codons act as stop codons.

Also Read: Genetic Code – Codons for Amino Acids

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