Silent Mutation: Definition & Example


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Which of the following is NOT a point mutation?

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1. Which of the following mutations at the DNA level is NOT a silent mutation? Use this table to answer the question.

2. With respect to DNA, what is a silent mutation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz/worksheet combination to check your knowledge of silent mutations. To pass the quiz you will have to be able to identify a point mutation, silent mutation, and be familiar with other information taught in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Point mutation
  • Examples of silent mutation
  • Definition of silent mutation

Skills Practiced

These skills will be practiced:

  • Defining Key Concepts- ensure that you can accurately define silent mutation
  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding point mutation
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about molecular biology

Additional Learning

To learn more about silent mutations, review the accompanying lesson Silent Mutation: Definition & Example. The following objectives are covered:

  • Define silent mutation
  • Understand the central dogma
  • Review the genetic code
  • Know the different types of point mutations
  • Review examples of silent mutation
  • Know the consequences of silent mutations