CodonQ 4+

Translate Codon to Amino Acid


Designed for iPad

    • $0.99



CodonQ simplifies genetic code mastery with interactive learning. We make memorizing codon table easy and enjoyable, aiding in understanding codons and amino acids.

The understanding of all biological phenomena is incomplete without the illuminating perspective of evolution. As Dr. Motoo Kimura, a renowned theoretical population geneticist best known for his neutral theory of molecular evolution, emphasized, it is essential for all scientists and students focused on evolution to memorize the codon table as the first step when starting evolutionary studies, akin to memorizing the multiplication table in mathematics. It is ideal to translate codons to amino acids instinctively, akin to fluent speech. CodonQ facilitates effective memorization of the codon table through engaging quiz experiences. With options for paced quizzes or timed challenges, CodonQ offers a versatile platform to enhance memorization of the codon table. CodonQ, offers users the flexibility to tailor their learning experience according to their preferences. With CodonQ, users can choose among eight options:

1. Codon table: Just hit the codon button on the codon table and find out the corresponding amino acid. Users can either guess beforehand or reveal the amino acid after clicking the button, along with its physical characteristics.
2. Relaxed Quizzes for Negatively Charged Amino Acids (D and E): This quiz presents four randomly selected codons, and users enter their answer as either "D" or "E." This is the easiest test.
3. Relaxed Quizzes for Positively Charged Amino Acids (R, H, and K): This quiz features ten randomly chosen codons, and users enter their answer as "R," "H," or "K." It's the next easiest test.
4. Relaxed Quizzes for Special Amino Acids (G, P, and C): This quiz offers ten randomly generated codons, and users enter their answer as "G," "P," or "C."
5. Relaxed Quizzes for Polar Amino Acids (S, T, Q, and N): This quiz presents 14 randomly selected codons, and users enter their answer as "S," "T," "Q," or "N."
6. Relaxed Quizzes for Hydrophobic Amino Acids (F, L, I, M, V, A, Y, and W): This quiz provides 23 randomly chosen codons, and users enter their answer as "F," "L," "I," "M," "V," "A," "Y," or "W."
7. Relaxed Number of Quizzes: Users can specify the number of quizzes they want to take, allowing them to set their own pace and focus on mastering the codon table at their convenience. Whether aiming to complete a certain number of quizzes per day or week, this option empowers users to progress towards their memorization goals at their own speed.
8. Stringent Time-Constrained Quizzes: For users seeking a more structured approach, CodonQ also provides the option of time-constrained quizzes. With this feature, users can set a time limit for each quiz, challenging themselves to recall codon-amino acid pairings quickly and accurately. Time-constrained quizzes are ideal for users looking to test their knowledge under pressure and improve their speed of recall.

Those options in CodonQ are designed to support effective memorization of the codon table by providing engaging and interactive quiz experiences. Whether users prefer to pace themselves with a set number of quizzes or test their skills against the clock, CodonQ offers a versatile platform for enhancing their understanding of the genetic code.

What’s New

Version 1.3.11

Increase the width of the popup screen to fit the amino acid properties onto one line when CodonQ is used on an iPad.
Made the long error message short.

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