Darwin - The Virtual Ribosome
For Lamp/Nova - 2018
This page allows you to experiment with the genetic code. When you hit the "Translate" button, the bases in the upper text box (represents mRNA) will be translated into a protein sequence (one letter symbols only).
You can edit the sequence of RNA. See what happens when you substitute bases, or add or subtract bases. The "Reset" button sets the RNA sequence back to what it was when you loaded the page.
Note: A "*" means that you have encountered a STOP codon. A "#" means that the program did not recognize a codon (this will happen, for example, if there are spaces in the DNA box, or if you enter a T instead of a U.