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Résumé : Amber, ochre, and opal nonsense suppressor tRNAs isolated from yeast were injected into Xenopus laevis oocytes together with purified mRNAs (globin mRNA from rabbit, tobacco mosaic virus-RNA). Yeast opal suppressor tRNA is able to read the UGA stop codon of the rabbit β-globin mRNA, thus producing a readthrough protein. A large readthrough product is also obtained upon coinjection of yeast amber or ochre suppressor tRNA with TMV-RNA. The amount of readthrough product is dependent on the amount of injected suppressor tRNA. The suppression of the terminator codon of TMV-RNA is not susceptible to Mg++ concentration or polyamine addition. Therefore, the Xenopus laevis oocyte provides a simple, sensitive, and well buffered in vivo screening system for all three types of eukaryotic nonsense suppressor tRNAs. © 1980 IRL Press Limited.