A region of DNA that is present on the chromosome of an organism ( In sertion) but absent from closely related organisms ( Del etion).
A polymorphism caused by insertion or deletion.
A position in an alignment between two DNA sequences where an (insertion) or deletion has occurred.
An INsertion/DELetion in a DNA or protein sequence.
(Insertion/Deletion mutation) Small nucleotide insertion or deletion variation - typically only a few bases - may shift reading frame
The word indel is a portmanteau of insertion and deletion, referring to the two types of genetic mutation that are often considered together because of their similar effect and the inability to distinguish between them in a comparison of two sequences. Unless the length of an indel is a multiple of 3, they produce a frameshift mutation. The most common mutation causing cystic fibrosis in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR) gene is a deletion of three bases encoding phenylalanine at position 508 of the protein (Î”F508, or p.F508del).