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a point mutation comprising the substitution of a purine by pyrimidine is called transition translocation deletion transversion

a point mutation comprising the substitution of a purine by pyrimidine is called
  1. transition
  2. translocation
  3. deletion
  4. transversion

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 181 Points
7 years ago
Transitions: replacement of apurinebase with anotherpurineor replacement of apyrimidinewith another pyrimidine
Transversions: replacement of a purine with a pyrimidine or vice versa.
There is a systematic difference in mutation rates fortransitions(Alpha) andtransversions(Beta). Transition mutations are about ten times more common than transversions.

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