plastid genetic code (was: [Bioperl-l] BioSQL: loading large sequence records, and taxon parsing)

Will Fischer wfischer at
Thu Jun 19 11:16:07 EDT 2003

On Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at 07:21  PM, Hilmar Lapp (hlapp at 

> On Tuesday, June 17, 2003, at 05:46  PM, Xiaoying Lin wrote:
> ...
>> 2. In the taxon table, there is a column 'mito_genetic_code'
>> Have people thought about genetic code for plastid genome, such as 
>> chloroplast?
> The columns are straight from the NCBI taxon download ... there is no 
> plastid_genetic_code in there, can't explain why. Mind asking NCBI?

Plastids (unlike most mitochondria) use the universal code.
Some apparent exceptions were later found to be due to
post-transcriptional mRNA editing.
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