closed reading frame


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closed reading frame

[¦klōzd ′rēd·iŋ ‚frām]
(cell and molecular biology)
A reading frame containing terminator codons that prevent the translation of subsequent nucleotides into protein. Also known as blocked reading frame.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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