What term describes a mutation that affects every amino acid that comes after it?

1 Answer
Dec 30, 2015

A frameshift mutation affects every amino acid after it.


A frameshift mutation occurs when a nucleotide or entire codon is deleted or inserted erroneously during DNA replication. This results in a change in all of the following nucleotides, which then causes a change in the mRNA sequence and the translation of the code into amino acids.