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  • Mutation

    1. Spontaneous Mutation -> it is a mutation that arises naturally and not as a result of exposure to mutagens. It arises from a variety of sources which may include: errors in DNA replication‚ spontaneous lesions‚ and transposable genetic elements. Non-spontaneous/ Induced Mutation -> a mutation that is produced by treatment with a physical or chemical agent that affects the DNA molecules of a living organism. It may arise in a variety of ways such as exposure to ultraviolet or ionizing radiation

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  • Mutations

    Mutations can lead to genetic variations by producing random changes in an organism’s genetic coding. This causes a different protein to be produced‚ or none at all. Mutation usually has a negative effect due to an important protein and enzyme not being produced‚ so the organism cannot preform its original function. According to the chart the BRCA1 mutation is more dangerous than the BRCA2 mutation. This is due to the fact the chart shows that a higher percentage of women with the BRCA1 mutation

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  • Gene Mutations.

    nucleotides on a DNA molecule. A mutation is a change in the amount of an organism’s genetic material and when a change in genotype produces a change in phenotype‚ the individual affected is said to be a mutant. A gene mutation involves a change in one or more of the nucleotides in a strand of DNA. The sequence of nucleotides in a gene controls the order in which amino acids are made into a protein‚ therefore if the sequence of nucleotides in a gene is altered by a mutation‚ then the order in which amino

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  • Genetic Mutation

    Julio Hernandez Genetic Mutation is a change of the nucleotide sequence of a genome. Mutations result from un-repaired damage to DNA or RNA genomes usually caused by radiation or chemical mutagens or from errors in the process of replications. Mutations play a part in both normal and abnormal biological processes‚ including evolution‚ development of the immune system‚ and cancer. There are two main types of genes that play a role in cancer‚ ocnogenes and tumor suppressor genes. An important

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  • Mutations Abstract

    crime-fighting turtles. The truth is‚ everyone is a mutant. Our bodies all contain mutations. They are what make humans so diverse in terms of attributes. Mutations are changes‚ or mistakes‚ in our genetic code‚ or DNA. These changes are normal‚ and although some mutations can be harmful‚ or even beneficial‚ most do not affect bodily functions at all. But how do these mutations form and where do they come from? One way to get mutations is by new ones forming. When embryos are being developed‚ the genetic information

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  • Mutations and Polymorphisms

    Part I 1. Contrast the terms mutation and polymorphism. Mutations are “substitution patterns during gene divergence across vertebrate species” (Lourenco‚ Galtier & glemin‚ 2011‚ p. 67). In the case of species divergence “changes in population sizes or environmental changes can move populations away from equilibrium” (Lourenco‚ Galtier & glemin‚ 2011‚ p. 67). On the other hand‚ polymorphism is when “diverted natural selection rooted in differential resource…can generate and maintain

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  • Genetic Mutation

    In biology‚ term- mutation has been described as changes to the base pair sequence of the genetic material of an organism. Mutations can be caused by: copying errors in the genetic material during cell division‚ by exposure to ultraviolet or ionizing radiation‚ chemical mutagens‚ or viruses‚ or can occur deliberately under cellular control during processes such as hypermutation. In multicellular organisms‚ mutations can be subdivided into germ line mutations‚ which can be passed on to descendants

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  • Gene Mutations

    GENE MUTATION‚TYPES OF MUTATIONS 1. Gene Mutation A Gene Mutation is defined as an alternation in the sequence of nucleotides in DNA. It can affect a single nucleotide pair or larger gene segments of a chromosome. Mutations cause changes in the genetic code which lead to genetic variation and the potential to develop disease. What causes Gene Mutation? → Gene mutations are most commonly caused as a result of two types of occurrences. 1. Environmental factors Ex) chemicals‚ radiation

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  • Mutations: Their Types and Effects

    Name Class Date 13.3 Mutations Lesson Objectives Define mutations and describe the different types of mutations. Describe the effects mutations can have on genes. Lesson Summary Types of Mutations Mutations are heritable changes in genetic information. There are two categories of mutations: gene mutations and chromosomal mutations. Gene mutations produce changes in a single gene. Point mutations involve only one or a few nucleotides. Substitutions‚ insertions‚ and deletions are

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  • Are all mutations harmful

    “All genetic mutations are detrimental and are harmful to the organism.” Discuss with examples Mutations are random changes to the genetic material; this could either be a chromosome mutation which involves changes in the whole or part of the chromosome or DNA mutations which is where the changes are to the nucleotide base sequences. The ‘change’ to DNA is either a base deletion‚ substitution‚ addition or by inversion or repetition of a triplet. Many cases of genetic mutations can be very harmful

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