Presentation on theme: "KEY CONCEPT Mutations are changes in DNA that may or may not affect observable traits/characteristics."— Presentation transcript:
1 KEY CONCEPT Mutations are changes in DNA that may or may not affect observable traits/characteristics.
2 A mutation is a change in an organism’s DNA. Some mutations affect a single gene, while others affect an entire chromosome.A mutation is a change in an organism’s DNA.Many kinds of mutations can occur, especially during replication.A point mutation substitutes one nucleotide for another.mutatedbase
3 Many kinds of mutations can occur, especially during replication. A frameshift mutation inserts or deletes a nucleotide in the DNA sequence.
4 Mutations may or may not affect observable traits. A mutation may cause a premature stop codon.A mutation may change protein shape or the active site.Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a deletion.The coronary artery supplies blood to the heart. A mutation exists that protects against blockages.blockageno blockage
5 Some gene mutations do not affect observable traits. A mutation may be silent.Many amino acids have more than one codeEx: AAG and AAA are both lysineA mutation may occur in a noncoding region.A mutation may not affect protein folding or the active site.Changed amino acid may have the same size and polarity and may not change the function much
6 Impact on OffspringMutations in body cells do not affect offspring. These cells are not passed on to offspring.Mutations in sex cells are passed on and can be harmful or beneficial to offspring.Usually, offspring do not develop properly and are not able to reproduceNatural selection often removes mutant genes from a population when they are less adaptive.Rarely, a mutation results in a superior trait that is passed on and causes an increase in population.
7 Mutations can be caused by several factors. **Mutations can happen faster than the body is able to repair themReplication errors can cause mutations (DNA Polymerase does not detect them all).Mutagens, such as UV ray and chemicals, can cause mutations.UV light breaks the T-A bond and causes the them to bond incorrectly. This can result in cancer.Some cancer drugs use mutagenic properties to kill cancer cells.
8 ReviewWhere/when do most mutations occur?What is the difference between a point mutation (1 type) and a frameshift mutation (2 types)?Contrast the results of a point mutation and a frameshift mutationWhy aren’t mutations in body cells passed on to the next generation?What’s the big deal? Doesn’t the DNA have proofreading/repair mechanisms?THINK: How could a mutated gene produce a shorter protein than the normal gene?
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