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Title: point mutations vs insertion mutations
Post by: mango10 on December 13, 2005, 03:48:49 PM
Can anyone help me with this:

threonine (amino acid) : ACU, ACC, ACA, ACG implies that point mutations at the third postion will have no effect right? or is it insertion mutation?
can anyone confirm this? thank you :]
Title: Re:mutation question
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 13, 2005, 07:12:50 PM
A point mutation at the third position will be a silent mutation.  Insertion mutations are different than point mutations.  Point mutations refer to nucleotide substitutions, while insertions refer to an extra nucleotide insterted into a sequence.