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Missense Mutation

  • By: Bimal P. Chaudhari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A missense, or nonsynonymous, mutation is a type of point mutation affecting the coding region of a gene which alters a single base such that it codes for a different amino acid. The effects of such a change may be a ...

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