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I've been revising and different textbooks use it interchangeably so is there a difference?
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No difference, they are used interchangeably.
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Nope.
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a codon is a triplet set of nucleotides and an anticodon is the corresponding reverse triplet. Ie a codon could be ATG to which the anticodon is TAC.
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Nope, they are the same (I've just been revising this today). A codon is a three nucleotides or a triplet.
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Ive never seen the term triplet used alone like that in the text book, its usualy used with the word code.
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Mean the same thing, either is fine
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A codon is used with inference to an mRNA triplet. If we're talking about a set of three nucleotide bases on DNA, we refer to them as a triplet. However, as a triplet on mRNA codes specifically for an amino acid, they are referred to as codons.
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Actually yes, there is a difference. Triplet's are used in DNA, Codon is used in mRNA where Thymine gets replaced with Uracil.
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