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    Which Point Mutation is Catastrophic to Protein Function?

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    Which point mutation would be most likely to have a catastrophic effect on the functioning of a protein.

    A) a base substitution

    B) a base deletion near the start of the coding sequence

    C) a base deletion near the end of the coding sequence

    D) deletion of the three bases near the start of the coding sequence

    E) a base insertion near the end of the coding sequence

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    A point mutation, or substitution, is a type of mutation that causes the replacement of a single base nucleotide with another nucleotide. Often the term point mutation also includes insertions or deletions of a single base pair (which have ...

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    A point mutation, or substitution, is a type of mutation that causes the replacement of a single base nucleotide with another nucleotide. Often the term point mutation also includes insertions or deletions of a single base pair.

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