14. Briefly describe the following:

              (b) Polymorphism

Answers (1)
S Sonika

Polymorphism- It refers to a special kind of genetic variation in which nucleotide sequence can exist at a particular site in a  DNA molecule. This heritable mutation is caused due to a mutation in either somatic cell or in the germ cell. It ultimately results in the accumulation of various mutations at one site. Polymorphism brings revolution in the process of finding a location on the chromosome for disease-associated sequences and tracing human history.