genetic problem

Tom Schneider toms at
Fri Feb 9 01:40:08 EST 1996

Katia Mazzocco (mazzocco at wrote:

: Question: how can I define a sequence that is different from another one only 
: in 3 silent point mutations (the encoded aminoacids don't change)which are 
: found in the same position in all the analyzed samples? Can I call it a 
: "mutant form" or is there a specific definition?

polymorphism.  An example is described in:

  Tom Schneider
  National Cancer Institute
  Laboratory of Mathematical Biology
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at

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