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Search Results for: missense mutation

Missense mutation

Definition noun, plural: missense mutations A form of point mutation resulting in a codon that codes for a different amino... 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

Frameshift mutation

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

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

Nonsense mutation

Definition noun, plural: nonsense mutations A form of point mutation resulting in a nonsense codon that does not code for an... Read More

Silent mutation

Definition noun, plural: silent mutations A form of point mutation resulting in a codon that codes for the same or a... 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

Genetic Mutations

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Genetic Mutations Genetic mutations are inherited variations in an... Read More

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Nonsense

Definition (Of or relating to) A mutation resulting in a nonsense or stop codon that does not code for an amino acid and is... Read More