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Base pair substitution

Definition noun, plural: base pair substitutions A type of mutation involving replacement or substitution of a single... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Frameshift mutation

Define Frameshift Mutation What is a frameshift mutation? In biology, insertions or deletions of nucleotides in the coding... Read More

Substitution mutation

Definition noun, plural: substitution mutations (genetics) A small-scale mutation characterized by a substitution of one or... Read More

Allele

Allele Definition What are alleles? An allele is a term coined to describe a specific copy of a gene. Genes, the DNA... Read More

Genetic variability

Genetic Variability Definition Genetic variability refers to the tendency of individual genetic characteristics in a... Read More

Mutation

A mutation is a permanent, heritable change in the nucleotide sequence or the process by which such a change occurs in a... Read More

Silent mutation

A mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequence of a gene or a chromosome. When there is only one nucleotide involved, it... Read More

Transition mutation

transition mutation A point mutation involving substitution of one base-pair for another, i.e., replacement of one purine... Read More