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Theodor Boveri predicted that malignancies would often be associated with chromosomal mutation. What lines of evidence substantiate this prediction?

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To determine: The evidence that supports Theodor Boveri prediction that malignancies are often associated with the chromosomal mutation.

Introduction:  Cancer is defined as the condition in which the cells start showing abnormal and uncontrolled growth. The main cause of this condition is mutation in cells which affect the property of contact inhibition among various kinds of cells. The substances causing the mutation are called carcinogens. The link between cancer and genetics was proposed by Theodor Boveri.

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The evidence that supports Theodor Boveri prediction that malignancies are often associated with chromosomal mutations are as follows:

  • • Almost 50 different types of cancers were inherited by the offspring’s of infected parents to a certain degree.
  • • The chemicals responsible for causing cancer were also responsible for causing genetic mutations...

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