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Unformatted text preview: mutate a gene by joining two bases of thymine together, which damages the gene. 3. this would be a missense mutation, since one of the bases got switched around but the codon still codes for glutamine. 4. important mutations will affect the part of the peptide chain that is responsible for the structure of the enzyme, such as a chaperone protein. A genetic mutation could alter the primary structure, and primary structure determines conformation. This could cause the enzyme to not function at all....
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