Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Cotton, R. 2006. Mutation Detection. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Mutation detection is essential for the practice of modern biology. Because sequencing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to detect changes in DNA (mutations) is not cost-effective, a range of methods have been developed to detect mutations for the first time and a different set of methods to look for previously defined mutations.
- mutation discovery;
- point mutations;
- single nucleotide polymorphism