Question and answer
what happens when there is an insertion mutation
Insertions can be particularly hazardous if they occur in an exon, the amino acid coding region of a gene. [ A frameshift mutation, an alteration in the normal reading frame of a gene, results if the number of inserted nucleotides is not divisible by three, i.e., the number of nucleotides per codon. Frameshift mutations will alter all the amino acids encoded by the gene following the mutation.
Usually, insertions and the subsequent frameshift mutation will cause the active translation of the gene to encounter a premature stop codon, resulting in an end to translation and the production of a truncated protein. These truncated proteins frequently are unable to function properly or at all and can possibly result in any number of genetic disorders depending on the gene in which the insertion occurs. In-frame insertions occur when the reading frame is not altered as a result of the insertion; the number of inserted nucleotides is divisible by three. The reading frame remains intact after the insertion and translation will most likely run to completion if the inserted nucleotides do not code for a stop codon. However, because of the inserted nucleotides, the finished protein will contain, depending on the size of the insertion, multiple new amino acids that may affect the function of the protein ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: what happens when there is an insertion mutation

Weegy: Insertions can be particularly hazardous if they occur in an exon, the amino acid coding region of a gene. [ A frameshift mutation, an alteration in the normal reading frame of a gene, results if the number of inserted nucleotides is not divisible by three, i.e., the number of nucleotides per codon. Frameshift mutations will alter all the amino acids encoded by the gene following the mutation. Usually, insertions and the subsequent frameshift mutation will cause the active translation of the gene to encounter a premature stop codon, resulting in an end to translation and the production of a truncated protein. These truncated proteins frequently are unable to function properly or at all and can possibly result in any number of genetic disorders depending on the gene in which the insertion occurs. In-frame insertions occur when the reading frame is not altered as a result of the insertion; the number of inserted nucleotides is divisible by three. The reading frame remains intact after the insertion and translation will most likely run to completion if the inserted nucleotides do not code for a stop codon. However, because of the inserted nucleotides, the finished protein will contain, depending on the size of the insertion, multiple new amino acids that may affect the function of the protein ]
Expert answered|Greenpepper|Points 40|

User: what happens when there is a deletion mutation

Question
Asked 10/18/2010 8:36:24 AM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
25,058,992 questions answered
Popular Conversations
what is a gong?
5/5/2016 7:07:26 AM| 2 Answers
What was the main source of conflict between Native Americans and the ...
Weegy: The main source of conflict between Native Americans and the U.S. government is land rights.
5/5/2016 3:49:55 PM| 2 Answers
The talk test can be used to measure the __________. A. knowledge ...
Weegy: The talk test can be used to measure intensity of an activity.
5/5/2016 12:29:35 AM| 1 Answers
Forms of money in the United States consist of paper money, coins, ...
Weegy: Forms of money in the United States consist of paper money and coins only.
5/5/2016 1:05:37 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 211 [Total 211] Ratings 8 Comments 131 Invitations 0 Online
S
Points 171 [Total 171] Ratings 2 Comments 131 Invitations 2 Online
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
Points 144 [Total 12396] Ratings 2 Comments 124 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
P
P
P
Points 45 [Total 3422] Ratings 0 Comments 45 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 38 [Total 107] Ratings 0 Comments 38 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 18 [Total 18] Ratings 0 Comments 18 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 48] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.