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Mutations

(noun) Plural form of mutation.

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Re: Evolution of the Face and Head

If 2 advantageous mutations (A and B) arise in a population, I understand that an individual with A could mate with a B mutant. Some of their offspring could have both mutations. In an example where these 2 mutations lie on the same ...

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by Draco02
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of the Face and Head
Replies: 5
Views: 5256

Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?

... cells as well -- or force them to undergo apoptosis. So, as peculiar as it may sound, in radiotherapy cancer is fought with its own weapons: mutations.

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by alieen
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:10 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 15484

Re: Which has a greater impact of evolution, mutations or genet

... correct in stating that, within a population of sexually reproducing organisms, genetic recombination produces more genetic variation compared to mutations and thus is a more important source on of variability on which natural selection operates, whereas in populations of organisms that reproduce ...

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by Cat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:26 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Which has a greater impact of evolution, mutations or genet
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re:

... that will influence mutation and cause our offspring to not have hair follicles, because they are not necessary or helpful anymore. Point 1: Mutations are random. They do not select to happen when they are helpful. Point 2: Evolutionary mechanism is called natural selection. What it means ...

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by Cat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:02 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Which has a greater impact of evolution, mutations or genet

... figure out the answer to this question? There are mixed answers to this question from different sources. Campbell's biology textbook states that mutations are rare and that large genetic variations in a population of organisms that reproduce sexually is due to genetic recombination. However, ...

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by alpha78
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Which has a greater impact of evolution, mutations or genet
Replies: 1
Views: 1019
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