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    Briefly describe 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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