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The Genetic Code (genetic_code.ini)

The mapping between the bit string representation of instructions in a cell's genome and the instructions listed in Section A.2 is defined in the file genetic_code.ini. The format of the file is shown in Figure A.1.

Figure A.1: Format of the genetic_code.ini file.
\begin{tabular}{\vert l\vert}
000000 ...
111111 instruction\_64\\

Note that the file must contain a mapping for each of the 64 six-bit codons (although they do not have to be listed in any particular order). It is permitted for multiple codons to point to the same instruction; if this is the case, fewer than 64 instructions are therefore available for organisms to use.

Tim Taylor