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- Any of three mRNA sequences (UGA, UAG, UAA) that do not code for an amino acid and thus signal the end of protein synthesis. Also known as stop codon. (See Codon.)
Susan Allender-Hagedorn and Charles Hagedorn - Cite This Source - This Definition
- See: stop codon.
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- amber stop codon, dendrimer, feedback inhibition, nonsense mutation, ochre stop codon, opal stop codon, Open reading frame, Stop codon, terminator codon, translational stop signal