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Point Mutation

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A point mutation or substitution in DNA research involves a mutation where the replacement of a single base nucleotide is made with another nucle-otide—nucleotides being the chemical compound that is found in the structural units of DNA. Essentially, the mutation involves ...

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