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What is ment by genetic mutation?

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February 12, 2009 7:33PM

Genetic mutation is when the base pairs of DNA are changed. There are three basic types of mutation; deletion, addition, and substitution. Deletion is when a base pair is removed from the strand of DNA. Addition is when an extra base pair is added to the strand of DNA. And substitution is when a base pair is traded out with a different base pair.