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Termination of polypeptide elongation

A Release Factor attaches to the stop codon. In the absence of a new tRNA, the polypeptide is clipped from the last tRNA. Other factors cause release of the last, uncharged tRNA from the ribosome.

Figure 2010 PJ Russell, iGenetics 3rd ed.; all text material 2013 by Steven M. Carr