What’s the Answer? (which genetic code)

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Question: Database that says what genetic code a particular organism uses?

I’m at ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/entrez/misc/data/gc.prt with all the genetic codes.  Trying to figure out what genetic code Nostoc punctiforme uses.  Is there a database that has which version they use? I know it’s not standard and they have multiple start codons.


The very helpful response from h.mon described where to find it on the NCBI Taxonomy pages and the link to the details. Go click through.