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The mutations which occur in gametes are known as mutations.

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somatic
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spontaneous
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germline
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induced
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The correct option is C germline
Mutations that alter the sequence of the DNA in gametes or germ cells are called germline mutation. Germline mutations are heritable as it is passed on to the offspring and subsequent generations.
Mutations that happen in cells other than the germ cells are called somatic mutations and they are not inherited by the subsequent generations.

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