Addition mutation

Definition

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A type of gene mutation wherein the addition (as well as deletion) of (a number of) nucleotide(s) causes a shift in the reading frame of the codons in the mRNA, thus, may eventually lead to the alteration in the amino acid sequence at protein translation.


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Mutations involving the genes are of two major types:


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