Biology Practice Problems Mutation Practice Problems Solution: A random mutation event has lead to the deletion o...

Solution: A random mutation event has lead to the deletion of a nucleotide within the translated region of a particular gene. How would the resulting protein be different from the unmutated for of the gene? Explain your answers in 2-3 sentences.

Problem

A random mutation event has lead to the deletion of a nucleotide within the translated region of a particular gene. How would the resulting protein be different from the unmutated for of the gene? Explain your answers in 2-3 sentences.

Solution

The deletion of a nucleotide from a gene sequence in a region that is supposed to be translated would lead to an mRNA transcript that is missing a nucleotide in its sequence. 

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