Insertion Mutation: Diseases & Examples


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If a normal DNA sequence is CCCGTA, which of the following is both an insertion mutation and a frameshift mutation?

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1. A mutation in which nucleotides are added to a DNA sequence is called

2. Which disease can be caused by a frameshift insertion mutation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will check your understanding of the effects of insertion mutations, what an insertion mutation looks like, and the result of a frameshift insertion mutation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Sequences representing an insertion mutation
  • Potential consequences of an insertion mutation
  • Mutation in which nucleotides are added to a DNA sequence

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding mutations and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify diseases/conditions based on their genetic cause

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Insertion Mutation: Diseases & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define key terms such as mutation, insertion mutation, and nucleotides
  • Provide visual representations of how insertion mutations look in comparison to normal sequences
  • Differentiate between frameshift and non-frameshift mutations
  • Explain how some insertion mutations cause diseases