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triplet codeTriplettcode (ger.)

  • The accepted version of the genetic code in which amino-acids are specified by three successive nucleotides in a nucleic acid molecule. (OED 2011)
    information code

    Such triplet codes […] have an excess of information, since there are sixty-four different triplets for the twenty amino acids.

    Brenner, S. (1957). On the impossibility of all overlapping triplet codes in information transfer from nucleic acid to protein. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 43, 687-694: 687.