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What is the term for a gene mutation that leads to a myriad of disparate effects?

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Pleiotropy is when a single gene mutation has a wide range of effects. Do you know what it's called when one gene interferes with the function of another? The relationship between genes in epistasis is antagonistic, meaning one gene masks or interferes with another's expression. The word "epistasis" comes from a Greek term meaning "standing upon," and the masked or silenced alleles are considered hypostatic to the epistatic alleles that are doing the masking. Gain-of-function mutations that are dominant or semidominant are almost always involved in a type of mutation where the altered product has a new molecular function or gene expression pattern. To learn more about mutations, visit brainly.com/question/14438201 #SPJ4.