Ch 15: Genetic Mutations: Tutoring Solution

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe how DNA is affected by point mutations, deletions and insertions.
  • Explain how different types of mutations affect protein function.
  • Learn how mutation rates are affected by the environment.
  • Discuss the effects of frameshift mutations.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: 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.

Nonsense Mutation: Definition & Example

5. Nonsense Mutation: Definition & Example

Mutations are changes in a cell's DNA sequence. When a mutation happens in the coding sequence of a gene, the resulting protein is changed. In this lesson, discover what a nonsense mutation is and what effects it has on the protein that is made from a gene.

Stop Codon Mutation: Sequence & Overview

6. Stop Codon Mutation: Sequence & Overview

Imagine if a traffic light stayed on red and never changed - or maybe it never even turned red at all. This would cause a lot of problems! Stop codons are like the stoplights for making proteins. Learn about stop codon mutations in this lesson.

Beneficial Mutations: Examples & Effects

7. Beneficial Mutations: Examples & Effects

People often view mutations in a negative light. However, without mutations, people would not have their rich color vision, and some would not have a tolerance for lactose. This lesson describes and gives examples of beneficial mutations.

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