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Default mitochondrial codon is not universal !

hey in kln, they write codon is universal, except mitochondrial DNA. does that make sense to anyone ?
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What that means is that the language of nuclear DNA is different from that of Mitochondrial DNA.

Example: AAG may code for Tryptophan in nuclear DNA, but it codes something different in mitochondrial DNA. Likewise, the same codon will code for Tryptophan in ALL species, whether that be a fly or a dinosaur! But the mitochondrial DNA is a bit vague. It codes differently, and frankly I think its not even completely decoded yet.

Note: AAG-Tryptophan is just an example. I dont know the code by heart
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