GENETICS / GAMETIC VS. SOMATIC MUTATIONS - Pathwayz
Gametic vs. Somatic Mutations. If a mutation occurs in a germ cell, any resulting gametes produced will also carry the mutation. If the affected gamete is involved in fertilisation, the resulting zygote will carry the mutation in all of its cells. However, if the mutation occurs in a somatic (body) cell during mitosis, then only a small portion of the individual will be affected.
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