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posted 10-04-2003 04:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pish   Click Here to Email Pish     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote

I am doing some research for my College Microbiology class. Can someone please explain a frameshift mutation to me?

I believe frameshift mutations occur when single or many nucleotide pairs are altered by deletions or insertions. Can the deletion or insertion be a single nucleotide like A or must it be paired like AA? Any examples would help. I hope this makes sense.

Could some also please explain a transpostion mutation to me?

Thanks in advance!!

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