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Sequence of three nucleotides found in association with mRNA that specifies an amino acid or stop signal during translation.

Codons are what mRNAs provide to ribosomes to specify the sequence of amino acid incorporation into growing polypeptide chains during translation.

Codons, particularly sense codons, are recognized specifically by the anticodons associated with aminoacyl tRNAs.