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stop codon

Any codon that signals the termination of genetic translation (translation, genetic). Peptide termination factors bind to the stop codon and trigger the hydrolysis of the aminoacyl bond connecting the completed polypeptide to the tRNA. Terminator codons do not specify amino acids.
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  • termination codon
  • terminator codon
  • amber codon
  • amber stop codon
  • opal codon
  • opal stop codon
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