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Problem: Mutations due to small insertions and deletions can arise spontaneously during DNA replication because:A. a purine in the template DNA strand mispairs with an incoming purine.B. guanine is depurinated.C. a purine in the template DNA strand mispairs with an incoming pyrimidine.D. strand slippage occursE. a tautomeric shift takes place so that cytosine in the new DNA strand is able to pair with an adenine in the template strand.

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The mutations caused by insertions and deletions can be formed in two ways. The insertion and deletion of longer regions can happen through homologous recombination.

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Mutations due to small insertions and deletions can arise spontaneously during DNA replication because:

A. a purine in the template DNA strand mispairs with an incoming purine.

B. guanine is depurinated.

C. a purine in the template DNA strand mispairs with an incoming pyrimidine.

D. strand slippage occurs

E. a tautomeric shift takes place so that cytosine in the new DNA strand is able to pair with an adenine in the template strand.

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