frameshift mutations
Mutations arising from the loss or gain of a base or DNA segment, leading to a change in the codon reading frame and thus a change in the amino acids incorporated into protein.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • frameshift — frame shift, a. (Genetics) of, pertaining to, or causing a type of mutation consisting of the insertion or deletion of one or more nucleotides in the nucleic acid structure of a gene, when the number of base pairs inserted or deleted is not a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frameshift mutation — A frameshift mutation (also called a framing error) is a genetic mutation caused by indels, ie. insertion or deletion of a number of nucleotides that is not evenly divisible by three from a DNA sequence. Due to the triplet nature of gene… …   Wikipedia

  • frameshift — As used in genetics : a mutation that causes a sequence such that the reading frame groups of three bases in mRNA become out of register; the insertion or deletion of one or two bases, for example, would lead to an altered grouping of three bases …   Medical dictionary

  • frameshift — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: frame (II) + shift (II) : relating to, being, or causing a mutation in which a number of nucleotides not divisible by three is inserted or deleted so that some triplet codons are read incorrectly during genetic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • frameshift mutation — a mutation resulting from an insertion or deletion in a coding sequence that is not an exact multiple of 3 base pairs, so that from the point of mutation onwards, the codons are read out of phase; the reading frame of the gene is changed, and a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Mutations (roman) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Mutations. Mutations (titre original: Frameshift) est un roman de Robert J. Sawyer publié en 1997 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • phase-shift mutations — phase shift mutations. = frameshift mutations (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • reading frame mutations — reading frame mutations. = frameshift mutations (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Genetic code — A series of codons in part of a messenger RNA (mRNA) molecule. Each codon consists of three nucleotides, usually representing a single amino acid. The nucleotides are abbreviated with the letters A, U, G and C. This is mRNA, which uses U (uracil) …   Wikipedia

  • heredity — /heuh red i tee/, n., pl. heredities. Biol. 1. the transmission of genetic characters from parents to offspring: it is dependent upon the segregation and recombination of genes during meiosis and fertilization and results in the genesis of a new… …   Universalium

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