genetic block

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A block in a biochemical reaction generally due to a mutation that prevents the synthesis of an essential enzyme or results in the formation of a defective enzyme. If the defective enzyme has limited activity, the block may be a partial one, and the mutant is referred to as “leaky.”

Subjects: Chemistry — Genetics and Genomics.

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