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Missense Mutation

A missense mutation is when the change of a single base pair causes the substitution of a different amino acid in the resulting protein. This amino acid substitution may have no effect, or it may render the protein nonfunctional.

Date:June 12, 2010
Credit:Darryl Leja, NHGRI
Dimensions:2286 x 1558
File Size:1.2 Mb
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