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1. Initiation codon
A nucleotide sequence that codes for the first amino acid in a polypeptide sequence; the codon is typically AUG in eukaryote s and sometimes GUG in prokaryote s.

2. Initiation codon (AUG)
Three-base sequence on the messenger RNA that codes for the amino acid methionine; the start command for protein synthesis.