• synonyms

suppressor mutation

[ sə-prĕsər ]


A mutation that alters the anticodon in a tRNA so that it is complementary to a termination codon, thus suppressing termination of the amino acid chain.

Nearby words

suppressed carrier modulation, suppression, suppressive, suppressor, suppressor grid, suppressor mutation, suppressor t cell, supprise, suppurant, suppurate, suppuration
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