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Mutation is a sudden change that occurs in the genetic composition of an organism. It either occurs in the germ cells of the parent organisms, in the embryo or during duplication of DNA. The causes may be environmental, such as radioactivity, or the mutation may be spontaneous.

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It is a process that creates genetic variation. It may either be due to mistake or due to environmental factors.

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Mutation is the sudden heritable change in the genetic material of a cell.

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Mutation is a sudden change that occurs in the genetic composition of an organism. It either occurs in the germ cells of the parent organisms, in the embryo or during duplication of DNA. The causes may be environmental, such as radioactivity, or the mutation may be spontaneous.

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