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What are the two main types of DNA mutations?


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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
What are the two main types of DNA mutations?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Mutations are changes to a DNA sequence. 5 types of mutations are insertion, deletion, substitution, frameshift, and point mutation. These mutations can cause a variety of effects on the organism.
DNA Mutations: Explained!
3. Slide
60 seconds
Insertion: When one or more nucleotides are added to a DNA sequence. Deletion: When one or more nucleotides are removed from a DNA sequence. Substitution: When one nucleotide is replaced by another in a DNA sequence.
4. Poll
60 seconds
What type of mutation do you think has the most significant effect on DNA?
  • insertion
  • deletion
  • substitution
  • frameshift
  • point mutation
5. Slide
60 seconds
DNA mutations can happen naturally or be caused by outside forces like radiation and chemicals. Mutations can be beneficial, neutral, or harmful in their effects on organisms. Most organisms develop some kind of mutation in their lifetime - it's just a part of life!
Fun facts:
6. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw / write: What are the potential effects of a mutation on the function of a gene?
7. Drawings
360 seconds
Draw / write: How can mutations be beneficial to a species?
8. Open question
150 seconds
What is the role of DNA in living organisms?
9. Open question
330 seconds
How can mutations be used to understand the evolutionary process of species?

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