what is mutation?

Asked by rampratap | 31st Jan, 2009, 06:05: PM

Expert Answer:

Mutations are changes in the nucleotide sequence of the genetic material of an organism. Mutation is either through an alteration in the nucleotide sequence of the DNA coding for a gene or through a change in the physical arrangement of a chromosome. Mutation results in the creation of a new character or trait not found in the parental type.

Answered by  | 1st Feb, 2009, 09:06: AM

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