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the form of a genetic trait distinguishable at the genotypic level but not at the level of arbitrary phenotype (for example, clinical, immunologic, or electrophoretic).
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A genetic mutation that does not result in a change of phenotype.
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silent mutationA change in DNA that has no effect.
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silent mutationa MUTATION that does not result in any change in the GENE product or PHENOTYPE of an ORGANISM, even though there has been a change in the DNA base sequence.
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