Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Terminator

Nucleotide sequences in DNA that contain serial complementary sequences with an intervening noncomplementary region, a loop will be formed in pre-mRNA as it is being transcribed, and transcription will cease. Not to be confused with a stop codon, which terminates translation. Aka termination hairpin, termination sequence.

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