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The causes of mutations - Understanding Evolution

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DNA and Mutations : The causes of mutations. Mutations happen for several reasons. 1. DNA fails to copy accurately. Most of the mutations that we think matter ...

List three causes of mutation - Answers.com

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3 causes of mutation: 1. Radiation in form of gamma rays, x rays, etc 2. Viruses may cause ... List three possible types of mutations? Insertion, deletion, and ...

What are the factors that cause mutation? | Physics Forums - The ...

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Dec 3, 2004 ... Mutation is one of the important factors to cause evolution, but ... There is also a long list of mutagenic chemical and some are refered to as cancerigenic. ... The whole process is known as Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) and it ...

External Factors That Produce Mutations in DNA | Education ...

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Chemical Factors. Certain man-made chemicals have been known to cause mutations, in most cases by revising the basic chemical composition of a cell's DNA.

Mutations: Types and Causes - Molecular Cell Biology - NCBI ...

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For a recessive mutation to give rise to a mutant phenotype in a diploid organism, ... Changes in a single base pair may produce one of three types of mutation: ... Natural exposure of an organism to certain environmental factors, such as ultraviolet ... A common cause of spontaneous point mutations is the deamination of ...

What Causes Cancer? - News Medical

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There are, however, multiple factors that may cause cancer and it is difficult to pin point an ... Substances that cause DNA mutations are known as mutagens, and ... between a person's genetic factors and three categories of external agents, ...

Mutation Causes | CK-12 Foundation

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Covers the causes of mutation. ... Summary. Mutations are caused by environmental factors known as mutagens. Types of ... List three examples of mutagens.

Mutation - Biology Encyclopedia - cells, body, function, human ...

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Mutations may be caused by natural events within the environment, by action or ... A white American alligator shows a genetic mutation known as leucism. ... DNA polymerases with limited 3 to 5 (three-prime to five-prime) exonuclease activity.

What causes gene mutations? - Science Museum

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However, most mutations occur when the cell makes errors as it copies its genes. Genes are ... Occasionally, mistakes are made, causing mutations. Most of ...

Point Mutations - greengenes.lbl.gov - Aligned 16S rDNA data and ...

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Mutations: What They Are, Their Causes and Effects - an Overview. ... Environmental factors such as X-rays, UV radiation or toxic chemicals can all cause point mutations ... Each of the three point mutations, substitution, insertion and deletion, has its own effects on the ... They result in what is known as a frameshift mutation.

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Mutations can be caused by external (exogenous) or endogenous (native) factors , or they may be ... Endogenous factors: errors during DNA replication can lead to genetic changes as can toxic ... What are the consequences of mutations?

DNA mutations are caused by? | Physics Forums - The Fusion of ...

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Nov 15, 2006 ... Hello, I'm trying to compile a list of factors that could cause a DNA strand to be damaged or modified (denaturalized). I'll list a ... Experts say it's possible. Nov 15 ... This is exactly the wrong way to think about mutation! Think of ...

What causes DNA mutation? | HowStuffWorks

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DNA mutation can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Learn about ... We can point fingers at two main culprits: mistakes in cell replication and environmental causes. ... Is it true that if you do anything for three weeks it will become a habit?