Nonsense mutation

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Nonsense mutation is when there is a nucleotide substitution causing a different [[Amino acid|amino acid]] to be coded for, which creates a&nbsp;[[Stop codon|stop codon]]&nbsp;. This causes the protein that is being encoded for to be truncated due to the premature termination of [[Translation|translation]].<sup><span style="display: none" id="1322760910616S">&nbsp;</span></sup><sup>[1]</sup>
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Nonsense mutation is when there is a nucleotide substitution causing a different [[Amino acid|amino acid]] to be coded for, which creates a&nbsp;[[Stop codon|stop codon]]&nbsp;. This causes the protein that is being encoded for to be truncated due to the premature termination of [[Translation|translation]][1].
  
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<sup>[1] </sup>Hartl, D. and Jones, E. (2009) Genetics: Genes and Genomes, U.S.A: Jones and Bartlett,&nbsp;page 515
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<sup>[1] </sup>Hartl, D. and Jones, E. (2009) Genetics: Genes and Genomes, U.S.A: Jones and Bartlett,&nbsp;page 515  
  
 
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Revision as of 12:28, 10 December 2018

Nonsense mutation is when there is a nucleotide substitution causing a different amino acid to be coded for, which creates a stop codon . This causes the protein that is being encoded for to be truncated due to the premature termination of translation[1].

References

[1] Hartl, D. and Jones, E. (2009) Genetics: Genes and Genomes, U.S.A: Jones and Bartlett, page 515

 

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