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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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Mutations incodon rpoB 477 (GACGAT) rpoB 503 (AAGAAA) and rpoB 520 (CCGCCA) were silent mutations.
We excluded 14 polymorphisms, 4 silent mutations, and 49 variants detected in introns or untranslated regions.
CAP+1 mutation, the only silent mutation in the study was present in 4 Punjabis, 4 Pathans and 1 other carrier (Table-1).
Some silent mutations of the PrP gene in goats have also been reported: 42 (a [right arrow] g), 107 (g [right arrow] a), 138 (c [right arrow] t), 179 (g [right arrow] t), 181 (c [right arrow] t), 202 (c [right arrow] t), 207 (g [right arrow] a), 219 (c [right arrow] t) and 231 (a [right arrow] c) (Goldmannn et al.
To investigate whether silent mutations play a role, Gottesman and his colleagues worked with different varieties of the gene called MDR1, which makes P-glycoprotein.
Stretches within the amplified 294-bp segment of glmM are polymorphic, albeit these substitution mutations are usually silent mutations.
In addition, we observed 3 silent mutations in gyrB and 1 silent mutation in parC.
Most of the mutations represented coding mutations, which were classified as missense (n = 19), deletions (n = 5), insertions (n = 1), and silent mutations (n = 2).