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Unformatted text preview: codon after the deleted base would be different. This mutation would cause nearly every amino acid in the protein after the deletion or addition to be changed. Chromosomal Mutations Deletion: part of the chromosome is left out Duplication: segment of a chromosome is repeated Inversion: chromosome becomes orientated in the reverse of its usual Translocation: part of the chromosome breaks off and attaches to another- Few chromosome mutations are passed on to the next generation because the zygote usually dies. In cases where the zygote survives, it is often sterile and thus incapable of producing offspring. Causes of Mutations-Any agent that can cause a change in DNA is called a mutagen. Mutagens include high energy radiation, chemicals, and even high temperatures....
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