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JessicaAnn100

  • 2 years ago

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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  1. blues
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    Well, the insertion of a base pair would cause the greatest change in the resulting protein. Most likely, it would not be able to function properly.

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    Specifically, it would cause a "frame shift" mutation. Almost always, frame shift mutations lead to a premature stop codon and a truncated protein...

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