Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 17 - Self-Quiz - Page 290: 1


a. Mutation

Work Step by Step

Mutations give rise to new alleles, or forms of genes. There is no way to predict when mutations will arise. Other events such as crossing over and the merging of egg and sperm merely give rise to new combinations of alleles.
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