Biology Practice Problems Mutation Practice Problems Solution: Why are point mutations in the third nucleotide of...

Solution: Why are point mutations in the third nucleotide of a codon less likely to cause the production of a non-functional protein? Is this also true for frameshift mutations? Why or why not?

Problem

Why are point mutations in the third nucleotide of a codon less likely to cause the production of a non-functional protein? Is this also true for frameshift mutations? Why or why not?

Solution

Point mutations may cause less damage as it as it may only alter a single amino acid in the sequence and not the entire amino acid sequence and can still produce a functional protein.

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