Why is it possible that a point mutation may have no effect on an individual's fitness?

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The encoded protein may be unchanged due to the redundancy of the genetic code.

  

The mutation may not be passed on to daughter cells during cell division.

  

The mutation may confer an advantage by decreasing susceptibility to disease.

  

The encoded protein may not be essential for an individual's survival.

 

asked Dec 27, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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The encoded protein may be unchanged due to the redundancy of the genetic code.

 

answered Dec 27, 2012 by anonymous

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