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Mutations and the Genetic Code

  1. Johan G De Boer

Published Online: 22 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000823



How to Cite

De Boer, J. G. 2003. Mutations and the Genetic Code. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2003


Mutations may change the coding function of the genome. The outcome of a mutation depends on the type of change and its location within or near genes.


  • genetics;
  • mutation;
  • genetic code