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What are the factors that influence the mutation rates of human genes?

Summary Introduction

To explain:  The factors that influence the mutation rate of specific human genes.

Introduction: Mutation is the change in the original nucleotide sequence of the DNA. During mutation, the nucleotide can be added, deleted or transformed. Mutation rate is the ‘number of mutated alleles per gene in a particular generation.’ Every gene has a different mutation rate. Some genes are more prone to mutation than the others.

Explanation of Solution

The factors which influence the mutation rate of human genes are as follows:

  • Size of the gene:

    Larger genes are more prone to mutation than smaller genes.

  • Nucleotide sequence:

    Some genes have trinucleotide repeats, which are short sequences of nucleotides. They appear in clusters in some genes...

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