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DNA Mutations 2

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All of the following statements are true of mutations EXCEPT

A

Mutations are always harmful to the organism.

B

Mutations are the raw material for variation in species.

C

Mutations can create a selective advantage for an individual.

D

Mutations in gametes will be distributed throughout the entire organism.

E

Mutations in somatic cells can cause the cell cycle to malfunction.