Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 1998 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 1 No. 3, Issue of December 15, 1998

Figure 3. Binary-5-Bit scheme. It is based on all the possible ways that ones and zeros can be combined in a five bit unit. There are 32 possible ways to represent 20 amino acids. When the representations with no or all ones and those with 1 or 4 ones are removed there are exactly twenty representations.

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