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Chromosomal mutations

There are many different types of chromosomal mutation.

In insertion a section of chromosome is inserted from elsewhere.

Occasionally a length of chromosome is inverted. This can be useful for phylogenetic inference.

Often a part of the chromosome is deleted.

Sometimes large sections of chromosome are duplicated.

In translocation a length of chromosome is relocated elsewhere, either to another chromosome or else another place on the same chromosome.

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