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Neutral mutation

neutral mutation

A mutation that has no selective advantage or disadvantage. Considerable controversy surrounds the question of whether such mutations can exist.


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Polymorphism and Mutation

What is the difference between Gene Polymorphism and Gene Mutation :?: :?: :?: please give a clear concept. :|

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by Helics
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Polymorphism and Mutation
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Views: 1689

How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... will just as likely negate the effects of the previous beneficial mutation. As you know, mutations can be beneficial, harmful or neutral. This is based entirely on the environment. So therefore a species could evolve something ...

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by Doom
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3474

How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... intuition is that natural selection can only block a certain amount of mutation. But in actuality, natural selection can only let through a certain ... mutation. As you know, mutations can be beneficial, harmful or neutral. This is based entirely on the environment. So therefore a species ...

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by Doom
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3474

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

FYI - I am one biologist that disagrees… Most mutations are neutral. It depends on whether you're talking about mutations to the genotype or mutations to the ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 560
Views: 906979

Re:

2) if there is about one mutation per new being in humans (may be much higher in other organisms) and you have ... as being a bit over 2. Some implications... the great majority of mutations are neutral; such mutations will accumulate generation by generation, and many will become ...

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by ChrisHoStuart
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Beneficial mutations vs harmful
Replies: 12
Views: 7835
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