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This is a mutation on a codon which erroneously codes the amber codon UAG into the middle of an amino acid sequence. The amber codon normally signals that the translation of mRNA into an amino acid chain should stop. Thus, the mutation causes the amino acid chain to stop forming before it is actually completed.

From the science dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/

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