Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 12, DNA - Assessment - 13.3 Mutations - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 387: 18



Work Step by Step

Option a. is incorrect. Replication is the process by which DNA is copied. Option c. is incorrect. Transformation occurs when a bacterium takes up foreign DNA and that foreign DNA becomes part of the bacterium's genome. Option d. is incorrect. Translation is the process by which the code in mRNA is used as a template to make proteins. Option b. is correct. A mutation is a change in a DNA sequence that results in genetic changes.
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