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Mutation-define
A stable heritable change in the nucleotide sequence of the DNA
How would you describe a streptomycin-dependent mutant bacterium?
A mutation results in a ribosomal protein that requires the binding of streptomycin to the protein in order to function properly during protein synthesis
Two ways that bacterial mutations can occur?
Define?
Spontaneous-Arise occasionally without any added agent
Induced-Result as an exposure to a mutagen-a physical or chemical agent