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 18 - Self-Quiz - Page 302: 8



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A neutral mutation does not affect an organism's ability to survive. Sometimes, a mutation may be a single nucleotide substitution where the substitution still codes for the same amino acid and, thus, does not affect the protein made. At other times, a mutation may affect the sequence of amino acids without affecting the function of the protein. Both types of mutations have no effect on the survivability of the organism.
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