Molecular Biology: Sticky End in Protein Synthesis
It's not clear what general level of accuracy is required in translating the genetic code. But the protective role of proof-reading is evident from a case in which a small mistake has a catastrophic effect.
Roy, H. and Ibba, M. (2006) Molecular biology: Sticky end in protein synthesis. Nature 443, 41-42. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05002
Nature Publishing Group
This article was originally published in Nature, volume 443, in 2006. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05002
The Link to Full Text button above directs users to a free read-only version of the article.