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Genetic Mutations – Quiz


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1. At the molecular level, genetic mutations are the consequence of a change in the (DNA sequence) of a single gene.
2. (Point mutations) are changes to a single base in the coding sequence of a gene.
3. A feature of the genetic code is that it is redundant, meaning some (genes) are specified by two or more codons.
4. A mutation that changes the DNA codon but does not change the amino acid is called a (silent mutation).
5. A change in the DNA sequence causing an early termination of protein synthesis is called a (missense) mutation.

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