See also: ENCODE and encodé

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encode ‎(third-person singular simple present encodes, present participle encoding, simple past and past participle encoded)

  1. (transitive) To convert (plain text) into code.
  2. (transitive, communication) To convert source information into another form.
  3. (biology) To constitute the code necessary for the biosynthesis of a protein by means of a matrix so as to transcribe DNA material.

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  • Berg, Jeremy M.; Tymoczko, John; Stryer, Lubert (2002), “RNA Synthesis and Splicing”, in Biochemistry[1], Fifth eidtion edition, W H Freeman and Company, ISBN 0716730510: “The ability of one gene to encode more than one distinct mRNA and, hence, more than one protein may play a key role in expanding the repertoire of our genomes.”

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