Confusion about Missense Mutation

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    • #15137
      mekovi
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      Textbook says that it may or may not alter the Amino acid sequence of a protein, while the definition on this site is "A form of point mutation resulting in a codon that codes for a different amino acid, and thus, causes the synthesis of a protein with an altered amino acid sequence during translation."

      Help please 🙂

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      JackBean
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      missense mutation IMHO means, that the sense of sequenced is changed, thus it should be the second definition.

      The first one is probably about point mutations in general.

    • #105458
      magicsiew
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      Yes, agree with JackBean, missense mutation will alter the amino acid. If may not alter the amino acid, we call that silent mutation.

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