Molecular Biology of the Cell 6th Edition

Published by Garland Science
ISBN 10: 0815344325
ISBN 13: 978-0-81534-432-2

Chapter 5 - End-of-Chapter - Problems: 5-6

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The great deal of variation in some of the replicated DNA strands could be due to mutations in some of the components of the repair systems or a lack of proof reading by the DNA Polymerase. This kind of mutation generates hyper-mutability, while lower mutation rates are due to single mutations in what we consider singular genes or non-functional sequences of the DNA.
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