Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Effect of nucleotide substitution mutation on protein

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

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

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 9:32 pm ad1c9bdddf

    Solution Preview

    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 ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution explains whether a change in a single DNA nucleotide always results in a changed protein or not. It has been described with detailed examples. It is a single page PDF document with original contents.