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If the mutation occurs in the non-functional part of DNA, then these mutations may remain as _________.

  1. Silent mutations.

  2. Missense mutations.

  3. Non sense mutations.

  4. Point mutations.

hintHint:

The mutation has no effect on the individual.

The correct answer is:

Silent mutations.


    • Mutation is the change in DNA sequence of an organism due to an inbuilt or external factor
    • Mutations can be:
    1. Harmful: Leading to genetic disorders or cancer
    2. Beneficial: Development of beneficial traits in individuals
    3. Neutral: Also called silent mutation and does not show any effect on the individual

    • Silent mutation does not affect the individual since the change in the nucleic acid sequence doe not alter the amino acid produced.

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