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Search Results for: large-scale mutation

Large-scale mutation

Definition noun, plural: large-scale mutations (genetics) A type of mutation several nucleotides of a gene within a large... Read More

Mutation

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

Small-scale mutation

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

Deletion mutation

Definition noun, plural: deletion mutations (genetics) A type of mutation wherein one or few nucleotide base pairs are... Read More

Point mutation

Definition noun, plural: point mutations (genetics) A small-scale mutation characterized by a change of only one nucleotide... Read More

Substitution mutation

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

Chromosomal inversion

Definition noun, plural: chromosomal inversions A chromosomal aberration wherein a segment of a chromosome is reversed... Read More

Transversion

Definition noun, plural: transversions (genetics) A small-scale mutation characterized by the replacement of a purine by... Read More

Transition

Definition noun, plural: transitions (genetics) A small-scale mutation characterized by the replacement of a purine by... Read More

Gene

A gene is the fundamental, physical, and functional unit of heredity. The genes make up the sequences of DNA (genotypes).... Read More

Insertion (genetics)

In genetics, insertion refers to the type of mutation characterized by the insertion of one or few nucleotide base pairs to... Read More

Nucleotide deletion

Definition noun A deletion of a single nucleotide causing a shift in the reading frame of the codons in the mRNA, thus, may... Read More

Gene amplification

Definition noun, plural: gene amplifications The process of duplicating a particular gene, causing the gene to increase in... Read More

Pericentric inversion

Definition noun, plural: pericentric inversions (genetics) An inversion of a segment of chromosome in which the centromere... Read More

Paracentric inversion

Definition noun, plural: paracentric inversions (genetics) An inversion of a segment of chromosome in which the centromere... Read More

Inversion

Definition noun, plural: inversions (general) The reversal of state, form, position, direction, order, or course, such as... Read More

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

A Look Into Natural Selection and its Mechanisms

Charles Darwin is credited with outlining the fundamentals of evolution. He was a smart and eager pupil and protégé,... Read More