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Problem: Classify each definition or example as a somatic mutation, gametic (germline) mutation, of both.• The mutation occurs in any cell except a germ cell, and thus the mutation does not affect the progeny of the individual.• A man receives a pelvic X-ray. Nine months later, his child is born with a chromosomal abnormality.• Mutations can be caused by an alternation in the DNA sequence.• A particular tobacco leaf becomes discolored due to mutation halfway through the life of the plant.• The mutation originates in the reproductive cells of an individual and affects their offspring.

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Classify each definition or example as a somatic mutation, gametic (germline) mutation, of both.

• The mutation occurs in any cell except a germ cell, and thus the mutation does not affect the progeny of the individual.

• A man receives a pelvic X-ray. Nine months later, his child is born with a chromosomal abnormality.

• Mutations can be caused by an alternation in the DNA sequence.

• A particular tobacco leaf becomes discolored due to mutation halfway through the life of the plant.

• The mutation originates in the reproductive cells of an individual and affects their offspring.

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