Genetic Mutation

by Brenna Sackett

What is genetic mutation?

Genetic mutation is a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a gene, such that the sequence differs from what is found in most people. Mutations range in size; they can affect anywhere from a single DNA building block (base pair) to a large segment of a chromosome that includes multiple genes.

Where was genetic mutation developed?

It was developed in Amsterdam.

Who invented genetic mutation?

Hugo de Vries , February 16, 1848 – May 21, 1935. He was a scientist who studied plants, a botanist. Hugo breed plants and recorded the data to develop his theories about genetic mutation.

How did Hugo develop genetic mutation?

De Vries was a Professor of Botany at the University of Amsterdam when he began his genetic experiments with plants in 1880.

What techniques did Hugo use to determine genetic mutation?

One of them was breeding plants.