scanning hypothesis

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A theory to explain initiation of translation in eukaryotes according to which a 40S ribosomal subunit attaches at or near the mRNA cap and then drifts in the 3′ direction until it encounters an AUG start codon; at this point, an initiation complex is formed and the reading frame becomes established.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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