Saturday, 8 September 2007

Graphics Gallery - Mutation of Chromosomes

Graphics Gallery is a series of labeled diagrams with explanations representing the important processes of biotechnology. Each diagram is followed by a summary of information, providing a context for the process illustrated.

by the Access Excellence the National Healt Museum Rescource Center

Legend: Illustration of the mutation of chromosomes.

A permanent structural alteration in DNA. In most cases, such DNA changes either have no effect or cause harm, but occasionally a mutation can improve an organism's chance of surviving and passing the beneficial change on to its descendants.

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