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    Effect of nucleotide substitution mutation on protein

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    Will a change in a single DNA nucleotide (a nucleotide substitution mutation) always result in a changed protein? Why or why not?

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    A change in a single nucleotide will not always result in a changed protein. It may or may not produce a changed protein which depends on the substituted nucleotide. This can be better explained using the different amino acid codons.
    We know that proteins are made up of amino acids ; the basic structure and properties of a particular protein changes with a change in its constituent amino acids. Proteins are formed as a result of translation process ...

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