wobble hypothesis

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wob·ble hy·poth·e·sis

that, in translation during protein biosynthesis, thre is a lower degree of specificity for base pairing of the 5' base of the anticodon in the RNA, allowing that RNA to make alternative hydrogen-bond interactions.
See: wobble base, wobble.

wobble hypothesis

see CRICK.

wobble hypothesis

proposed by Francis Crick to observations that the 5′-base of the anticodon was capable of 'wobble' in its position during translation, allowing it to make alternative hydrogen bonding arrangements with several different codon bases.