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From: Indications that "codon boundaries" are physico-chemically defined and that protein-folding information is contained in the redundant exon bases

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Comparison of protein and corresponding mRNA structures. Residue contact maps (RCM) were obtained from the PBD files of protein structures using the SeqX tool (left triangles). Energy dot plots (EDP) for the coding sequences were obtained using the mfold tool (right triangles). The two kinds of maps were aligned along a common left diagonal axis to make possible an easy visual comparison of the different kind of representations. The black dots in the RCMs indicate amino acids that are within 6Å of each other in the protein structure. The colored (grass-like) areas in the EDPs indicate the energetically mostly likely RNA interactions (color code in increasing order: yellow, green, red, black).

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