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nonsense suppressor


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A gene coding for a tRNA that is mutant in its anticodon and therefore able to recognize a nonsense (stop) codon; nonsense suppressors cause extension of polypeptide chain synthesis through stop codons. See Chronology, 1969, Abelson et al.; amber suppressor, ochre suppressor, readthrough.

Subjects: Chemistry — Genetics and Genomics.


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