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Nov 30, 2017

A mutation will give rise to a change in the amino acid sequence if the base-triplet encoding for the aminoacid will change. As long as the mutation is not a silent mutation, there will be a change in the amino acid sequence.
An example for a silent mutation is the mutation of the base triplet TTT to TTA in the DNA. Since the genetic code is degenerate, both TTT and TTA code for the same aminoacid (here lysine).