Recombination and mutation are processes leading to changes in genomes over time. The terms mutation and recombination are generally used to distinguish between small and large scale changes to the genome. Changes that happen to DNA in somatic cells are usually not heritable whereas changes that occur to the DNA in germline cells may be inherited. Recombinant DNA technologies in the lab are saved for treatment in the section on the Molecular Biology Laboratory.
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