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Ch 15: AP Biology - Genetic Mutations: Tutoring Solution

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The Genetic Mutations chapter of this AP Biology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about genetic mutations. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the information involving genetic mutations required in a typical AP biology course.

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  • Struggle with understanding the effects of mutations on protein function, how the environment affects mutation rates, the effects of frameshift mutations, or any other genetic mutations topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Explain how DNA is affected by point mutations, insertions and deletions.
  • Describe the effects of different types of mutations on protein function.
  • Learn how the environment influences mutation rates.
  • Provide examples of frameshift mutations.

6 Lessons in Chapter 15: AP Biology - Genetic Mutations: Tutoring Solution
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What is a Point Mutation? - Definition, Causes & Types

1. What is a Point Mutation? - Definition, Causes & Types

What are genetic mutations? How do they affect our DNA? This lesson covers the basics of point mutations and provides simple examples of different mutation types.

Effects of Mutations on Protein Function: Missense, Nonsense, and Silent Mutations

2. Effects of Mutations on Protein Function: Missense, Nonsense, and Silent Mutations

How does a tiny point mutation change the way a protein works? What are the consequences of base substitutions? In this lesson, we'll use an imaginary creature to explore missense, nonsense and silent mutations.

Mutagens: How the Environment Affects Mutation Rates

3. Mutagens: How the Environment Affects Mutation Rates

What causes mutations to occur in living things? How do we avoid mutations? Are mutations always bad? Discover answers to these questions and more in this lesson on mutagens.

Effects of Frameshift Mutations: Definitions and Examples

4. Effects of Frameshift Mutations: Definitions and Examples

What is a frameshift in genetic translation? How can a frameshift mutation change a protein? In this lesson, learn about the codon reading frame and how frameshift mutations cause serious problems for polypeptide formation.

What is Phenylketonuria (PKU)? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

5. What is Phenylketonuria (PKU)? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson is about phenylketonuria, or PKU. This is a rare genetic disorder that makes people overly sensitive to phenylalanine, a component of protein. This lesson will describe what PKU is and how people get it. It will also cover symptoms and current treatments.

Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome and Treatment

6. Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome and Treatment

Basal cell nevus syndrome is a genetic condition affecting many parts of the body. Symptoms usually appear during childhood or young adulthood. This lesson will discuss the cause, symptoms, and treatment options.

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