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A mutation in which a sense codon that corresponds to one of the twenty amino acids specified by the genetic code is changed to a chain-terminating codon.
- ‘Another mutant isolated from the screen, LPY727, contained a nonsense mutation at amino acid 15.’
- ‘Another nonsense mutation at codon 187 is shared by the human, the chimpanzee and the gorilla, so that it is most likely to have occurred in their ancestral species.’
- ‘The proximity of the nonsense mutation to the start codon indicates that these mutations are null alleles.’
- ‘A nonsense mutation is represented by a solid red circle.’
- ‘The first spans codons 195-196 and induces a silent substitution at codon 195 and a nonsense mutation at codon 196.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.