Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 17 - Test Your Understanding - Level 2 - Application/Analysis: 7

Answer

D

Work Step by Step

This is the most severe mutation since it will shift the reading frame for almost the entire coding region, given that it comes almost immediately after the start codon, and will lead to an almost totally different, non-functional protein. There will probably be a premature stop codon in the new reading frame as well, which will truncate the protein.
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