Transversion(redirected from transversion mutation)
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(cell and molecular biology)
A mutation resulting from the substitution in deoxyribonucleic acid or ribonucleic acid of a purine for a pyrimidine or a pyrimidine for a purine.
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in biology, a type of mutation involving replacement of the nitrogenous base in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). In transversion, a purine base (adenine or thymine) is replaced by a pyrimidine base (guanine or cytosine), or vice versa.
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