amber mutation


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am·ber mu·ta·tion

a mutation that results in the formation of the codon UAG, which results in the premature termination of a polypeptide chain. Compare: suppressor mutation.
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amber mutation

A mutation that creates an AMBER CODON.
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If the translation molecules corrected the amber mutation with a natural amino acid, the bacteria would make barnase and die.