which of these mutations is most beneficial to an organism?

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which of these mutations is most beneficial to an organism?

Post by boruca1 » Fri May 18, 2007 5:50 am

which type of mutation (silent, missence, or nonsence ) has the greatest likelihood of being beneficial to an organism? why? what are examples?

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Post by Tae Jun, Yoon » Fri May 18, 2007 12:59 pm

Most of mutations are NOT BENEFICIAL to organisms. I think you posted this question to say something like this : "Which mutation is not harmful to organisms?"
Well, silent mutation is not affective to phenotype of organisms. So it is not harmful.
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Post by Locus » Fri May 18, 2007 5:21 pm

It seems to me, that it is inpossible to say what "has the greatest likelihood of being beneficial to an organism" becouse benefits has relative meaning - single mutation can be both harmpfuul and benefit at the different condition of the environment of the organism.
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Post by david23 » Fri May 18, 2007 9:11 pm

how about least harmful. in that case i'll go with silent

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