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4.8: Mutation Types

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allele

One of two or more different versions of the same gene.

chromosomal alteration

Mutation that changes chromosome structure.

frameshift mutation

Deletion or insertion of one or more nucleotides that changes the reading frame of the genetic material.

germline mutation

Mutation that occur in gametes.

point mutation

Change in a single nucleotide base in the genetic material.

reading frame

The three base frame that divides the bases into codons.

somatic mutation

Mutation that occurs in cells of the body other than gametes.

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