Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- A change in a gene's sequence that has no effect on the amino acid sequence of a protein because it occurs in noncoding DNA or because it does not change the amino acid specified by the corresponding codon. (Contrast with frame-shift mutation, missense mutation, nonsense mutation.)
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.