DNA is transcribed to messenger RNA (mRNA), and the mRNA is translated to proteins on the ribosomes. A sequence of three nucleotides on an mRNA molecule is called a codon. As you can see in the table, most codons specify a particular amino acid to be added to the growing protein chain. In addition, one codon (shown in blue) codes for the amino acid methionine and functions as a "start" signal. Three codons (shown in red) do not code for amino acids, but instead function as "stop" signals.
Sort the following ten codons into one of the three bins, according to whether they code for a start codon, an in-sequence amino acid, or a stop codon
AUG, UAG, UAA, UGA, AAA, UGC, AUC, CAC, GCA, ACU