Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Oran, Algeria. Member of the Executive Board of the International Symmetry Association (ISA) and also of Symmetry: Culture and Science (since August, 4, 2009). Guest Editor, NeuroQuantology Journal, December 2011: "Classical and "Quantum-Like" Views of the Genetic Code". Teaching: 1976-1989: Quantum Mechanics and applications (graduation), 1989-2002: Atomic and Molecular physics (graduation); group theory (post-graduation), 2002- research only (mainly Mathematical Biology).
The Multiplet Structure of the Genetic Code, from One and Small Number
In this short paper, we show that the multiplet structure of the standard genetic code is derivable from the total number of nucleotides contained in 64 codons, 192, a small number. The degeneracy class-number is derived as the number of numbers coprime to the number of Family-Boxes involved for the quartets, the doublets and the singlets. Those for the triplet and the sextets are computed as simple linear combinations of the preceding ones. Some interesting consequences are also presented.