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Chapter 18, Problem 9QP
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Name three genes whose mutations lead to an altered behavioral phenotype. Briefly describe the normal function of the mutated gene as well as the altered phenotype.

Summary Introduction

To determine: The name of three genes whose mutation lead to an altered behavioral phenotype.

Introduction: Mutation occurs in synapse genes which are closely related to cause neurodegenerative disorders. Many of these disorders are behavioral disorders. Different behavioral disorders involve mutation in genes and abnormal proteins.

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The names of three genes whose mutations lead to altered behavioral phenotype are as follows:

  • • Monoamine oxidase type A (MAOA)
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Summary Introduction

To describe: The normal function of mutated genes that lead to an altered behavioral phenotype as well as altered phenotype.

Introduction: Mutation occurs in synapse genes which are closely related to cause neurodegenerative disorders. Many of these disorders are behavioral disorders. Different behavioral disorders involve mutation in genes and abnormal proteins.

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