nonsense triplet

non·sense trip·'let

1. a trinucleotide (codon) in which a base change to a termination codon results in premature termination of the growing polypeptide chain and, consequently, incomplete protein molecules;
2. a termination codon.

non·sense trip·let

(non'sens trip'lĕt)
1. A trinucleotide (codon) in which a base change to a termination codon results in premature termination of the growing polypeptide chain and, consequently, incomplete protein molecules.
2. A termination codon.
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The 3'-terminal sequence of Escherichia coli 16S ribosomal RNA: Complementarity to nonsense triplet and ribosome binding sites.