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- See Termination codon.
Susan Allender-Hagedorn and Charles Hagedorn - Cite This Source - This Definition
- A set of three nucleotides for which there is no corresponding tRNA molecule to insert an amino acid into the polypeptide chain. Protein synthesis is hence terminated and the completed polypeptide released from the ribosome. Three stop codons are known: UAA (ochre), UAG (amber) and UGA (opal). Synonyms: chain terminator; nonsense codon, termination codon.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization - Cite This Source - This Definition
- amber stop codon, dendrimer, feedback inhibition, nonsense mutation, ochre stop codon, opal stop codon, Open reading frame, Termination codon, terminator codon, translational stop signal