Ch 9: Basics of Gene Mutations

About This Chapter

Further develop your understanding of genetic mutations using this brief chapter. Video lessons can be used to prepare for biology class discussions or exams as well as college entrance or even professional certification exams.

Basics of Gene Mutations - Chapter Summary

What are the effects of genetic mutations on DNA? What is the cause of these mutations? These are among the topics you can expect to explore when you refer to these informative lessons. Each video contains term definitions, illustrations and detailed examples to support your full understanding of the material being discussed. Once you have completed your review of this chapter, you should possess the following abilities:

  • Identify different types of mutations
  • Relate basic information about point mutations
  • Explain the effects of mutations on protein
  • Discuss the causes of mutations and whether all mutations are bad
  • Define and provide examples of frameshift mutations
  • Detail what point mutations are and what diseases they cause

Track your progress through this chapter using your Dashboard and take self-assessment quizzes to determine how much you have retained from one lesson before moving on to the next. Lessons are conveniently accessible from any device, at any time, and are taught by instructors with experience in teaching biology, physical science and high school science.

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