Mutation

A nice article if you want to know more about mutations. Surely we are not gonna see some Wolverine or Cyclops around us soon but you just have to see around you and think that what separate us from the other living organisms are a gazillions number of mutations that deviated us from them.

Acta Biologicum

Written by Anmol Mawai

Introduction

When we hear the word “mutation”, what would be the first thought in our mind. Most of us would think of the x-men movies where they would mention mutation as their main power. What if I tell you that all that is true! Shocked? You should be, as the wolverine in that movie is a mutation of wolf and man. Beast has the mutation of animal and man. All the characters have genetic mutation in the movie.

What is Mutation?

In genetics, a mutation is a permanent change of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic elements. Mutations result from damage to DNA which is not repaired or to RNA genomes (typically caused by radiation or chemical mutagens), errors in the process of replication, or from the insertion or deletion of segments of DNA by mobile genetic elements. Mutations may or may not produce discernible changes in the observable…

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