blocked reading frame
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blocked read·ing frame
a sequence of DNA that cannot be translated into a viable protein; usually due to the interruption by one or more termination codons.
Synonym(s): closed reading frame
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blocked reading frameA molecular term of art for a sequence of nucleotides which cannot be translated into proteins due to the presence of a stop codon.
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