• anonymous
Which genetic mutation would cause the most dramatic change in the genetic make-up of an individual? Answer A base-pair substitution mutation where one base pair becomes another but codes for the same amino acid A gene mutation that inserts one extra base pair into the genetic sequence A mutation that deletes three consecutive base pairs from the genetic material A single point mutation that changes the codon for a different amino acid
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  • blues
The second option is the most drastic. The first option doesn't change the amino acid sequence of the protein; the last two change only one amino acid. The frame shift mutation changes not only the amino acid in question but all subsequent amino acids as well.
  • cathyangs
I agree with blues. XD <=is hyper

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