Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 15 - Genes and How They Work - Review Questions - Synthesize: 2

Answer

Frameshift mutations often result in stop codons appearing too early, leading to the truncation of the protein.

Work Step by Step

For truncation, the protein must be shortened. This means that translation stops too early, which implies a new stop codon has been created by the frameshift mutation.
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