Nonsense mutation

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Nonsense mutation is when there is a [[nucleotide|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<ref>Hartl, D. and Jones, E. (2009) Genetics: Genes and Genomes, U.S.A: Jones and Bartlett, page 515</ref>]].  
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Nonsense mutation is when there is a [[Nucleotide|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]]<ref>Hartl, D. and Jones, E. (2009) Genetics: Genes and Genomes, U.S.A: Jones and Bartlett, page 515</ref>.  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:18, 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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