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The change of a UAC codon (Tyr) to a UAG codon (Stop) is an example of a:  A.nonsense mutation B.frameshift mutation C.silent mutation D.missense mutation

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The change of a UAC codon (Tyr) to a UAG codon (Stop) is an example of a:

 

  A.

nonsense mutation

  B.

frameshift mutation

  C.

silent mutation

  D.

missense mutation

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Option A is correct.

The change of a UAC (uracil-adenine-cytosine) codon (tyrosine) to a UAG (uracil-adenine-guanine) codon (stop) is an example of nonsense mutation. A nonsense mutation is a type of point mutation...

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