Point mutations: causes a change in a single nucleotide in DNA
While studying protein synthesis in the lab, you experimentally induce a mutation in a bacterium's DNA. You assess the proteins in the mutated bacterium and find that one of them is significantly shorter than its wild-type counterpart. Based on this information, what type of mutation did you induce?
A. deletion mutation
B. missense mutation
C. nonsense mutation
D. silent mutation