RNA Codon Table

This table shows the 64 codons and the amino acid each codon codes for. The direction is 5' to 3'.

2nd base
U C A G
1st
base
U UUU (Phe/F)Phenylalanine
UUC (Phe/F)Phenylalanine
UUA (Leu/L)Leucine
UUG (Leu/L)Leucine
UCU (Ser/S)Serine
UCC (Ser/S)Serine
UCA (Ser/S)Serine
UCG (Ser/S)Serine
UAU (Tyr/Y)Tyrosine
UAC (Tyr/Y)Tyrosine
UAA Ochre (Stop)
UAG Amber (Stop)
UGU (Cys/C)Cysteine
UGC (Cys/C)Cysteine
UGA Opal (Stop)
UGG (Trp/W)Tryptophan
C CUU (Leu/L)Leucine
CUC (Leu/L)Leucine
CUA (Leu/L)Leucine
CUG (Leu/L)Leucine
CCU (Pro/P)Proline
CCC (Pro/P)Proline
CCA (Pro/P)Proline
CCG (Pro/P)Proline
CAU (His/H)Histidine
CAC (His/H)Histidine
CAA (Gln/Q)Glutamine
CAG (Gln/Q)Glutamine
CGU (Arg/R)Arginine
CGC (Arg/R)Arginine
CGA (Arg/R)Arginine
CGG (Arg/R)Arginine
A AUU (Ile/I)Isoleucine
AUC (Ile/I)Isoleucine
AUA (Ile/I)Isoleucine
AUG (Met/M)Methionine, (Start)
ACU (Thr/T)Threonine
ACC (Thr/T)Threonine
ACA (Thr/T)Threonine
ACG (Thr/T)Threonine
AAU (Asn/N) Asparagine
AAC (Asn/N)Asparagine
AAA (Lys/K)Lysine
AAG (Lys/K)Lysine
AGU (Ser/S) Serine
AGC (Ser/S)Serine
AGA (Arg/R) Arginine
AGG (Arg/R)Arginine
G GUU (Val/V)Valine
GUC (Val/V)Valine
GUA (Val/V)Valine
GUG (Val/V)Valine
GCU (Ala/A)Alanine
GCC (Ala/A)Alanine
GCA (Ala/A)Alanine
GCG (Ala/A)Alanine
GAU (Asp/D)Aspartic acid
GAC (Asp/D)Aspartic acid
GAA (Glu/E)Glutamic acid
GAG (Glu/E)Glutamic acid
GGU (Gly/G)Glycine
GGC (Gly/G)Glycine
GGA (Gly/G)Glycine
GGG (Gly/G)Glycine

Reverse Codon Table

This table shows the 20 standard amino acids used in proteins, and the codons that code for each amino acid.

Ala A GCU, GCC, GCA, GCG Leu L UUA, UUG, CUU, CUC, CUA, CUG
Arg R CGU, CGC, CGA, CGG, AGA, AGG Lys K AAA, AAG
Asn N AAU, AAC Met M AUG
Asp D GAU, GAC Phe F UUU, UUC
Cys C UGU, UGC Pro P CCU, CCC, CCA, CCG
Gln Q CAA, CAG Ser S UCU, UCC, UCA, UCG, AGU,AGC
Glu E GAA, GAG Thr T ACU, ACC, ACA, ACG
Gly G GGU, GGC, GGA, GGG Trp W UGG
His H CAU, CAC Tyr Y UAU, UAC
Ile I AUU, AUC, AUA Val V GUU, GUC, GUA, GUG
Start AUG Stop UAG, UGA, UAA