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Code for

In genetics, to code for means a gene contains the instructions on how to build a particular protein, as in the gene codes for the protein.

Note that the one gene, one protein[?] concept is now known to be simplistic. For example, a single gene may produce multiple products, depending on how its transcription is regulated.

See also : genetics -- protein biosynthesis -- transcription -- translation



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