Biology Practice Problems Mutation Practice Problems Solution: _____ radiation excites atoms to a higher energy s...

Solution: _____ radiation excites atoms to a higher energy state within molecules such as DNA, which leads to the formation of pyrimidine dimers.A. ParticleB. IonizingC. UltravioletD. InfraredE. Gamma

Problem

_____ radiation excites atoms to a higher energy state within molecules such as DNA, which leads to the formation of pyrimidine dimers.

A. Particle

B. Ionizing

C. Ultraviolet

D. Infrared

E. Gamma

Solution

Mutations within DNA strands cause changes in the original sequence of the strands. The effects of these mutations can go from deleterious to no effect at all.

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