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Why mutation in genes in a somatic cell is harmful?

A
It will affect gamete formation
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B
It will be dominant
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It may be passed on to subsquent generations
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It may lead to a tumor in that tissue.
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E
None of the above
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Solution

The correct option is A It will affect gamete formation
Mutations in somatic cell are called somatic mutations, these are not transferred from one generation to another generation. In some cases the somatic mutation may be harmful which may lead to tumor.
So, the correct answer is 'It will affect gamete formation'.

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