point mutation

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point mutation

n.
A mutation that changes one nucleotide in a gene or DNA sequence by substitution, deletion, or addition.
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Noun1.point mutation - (genetics) a mutation due to an intramolecular reorganization of a gene
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation - (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
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Translations
mutation ponctuelle