Problem: 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 mutationB. missense mutationC. nonsense mutationD. silent mutation

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Point mutations: causes a change in a single nucleotide in DNA

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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