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Briefly describe the following  - Polymorphism

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Polymorphism - Polymorphism is a form of genetic variation in which distinct nucleotide sequence can exist at a particular site in a DNA molecule. This heritable mutation is observed at a high frequency in a population. It arises due to mutation either in somatic cell or in the germ cells. The germ cell mutation can be transmitted from parents to their offsprings. This results in accumulation of various mutations in a population, leading to variation and polymorphism in the population. This plays a very important role in the process of evolution and speciation.

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 NCERT Solution for Biology Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Q: 14.2 | Page no. 125

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