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When professor Mehrtens said that the genetic code is universal between organisms was he specifically referring to the genetic code of the stop codons or all the codons in general?


The entire genetic code is nearly universal, which is how scientists can express a gene from one organism in a completely different species. The only exception is the mitochondrial genetic code, which is slightly different from that of other organisms. You can read more about what a universal genetic code means in your textbook. 

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