silent mutation

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silent mutation

[′sī·lənt myü′tā·shən]
(genetics)
A mutation that does not result in amino acid sequence change.
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Thus, these subjects were definitely homozygous for the silent gene of BCHE.
Silent genes tend to be packaged as heterochromatin whereas active, functional genes are in euchromatin.
Efficient Targeting of Expressed and Silent Genes in Human ESCs and iPSCs Using Zinc Finger Nucleases" D.
Butyrylcholinesterase genes in individuals with abnormal inhibition numbers and with trace activity: one common mutation and two novel silent genes.
hermsii has several copies of silent genes (alleles) that may be expressed during infection.