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- n. frameshift mutation
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The source of genetic variation in this case is primarily recombination (not included in any of Behe's calculations), secondarily frameshifting (not included in any of Behe's calculations), and least of all point mutations (the slowest variation mechanism, and the only one that Behe considers).
There are findings such as translational starts at different start codons on one and the same messenger RNA; instances of obligatory frameshifting within a given message without which a nonfunctional polypeptide would result; and post-translational protein modification such as removing amino acids from the amino terminus of the translated polypeptide.
UK scientists have revealed how HIV and SARS use "ribosomal frameshifting" to force a misreading of the genetic code during protein synthesis ...
Alternative initiation strategies by ribosomal frameshifting and leaky scanning enable polycistronic translation of the cap-dependent viral transcript.
Lindsley D, Gallant J (1996) On the mechanism of leftward frameshifting at several hungry codons.
Bruenn JA (1992) Ribosomal movement impeded at a pseudoknot required for frameshifting.
Gesteland RF, Atkins JF (1998) A second mammalian antizyme: Conservation of programmed ribosomal frameshifting.