mutation

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  • Info In genetics, a mutation is a permanent change of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal genetic element. more...
  • This may be a new mutation or previously present in one of the parents.
  • Only one mutation in one patient has so far been found.
  • A green/red/blue apple mutation is not very common but has been seen.
  • He was also able to more easily control his animal instincts after this second mutation.
  • However, if a mutation affected younger individuals, selection against it would be strong.
  • In these cases a mutation will tend to become more common in a population through natural selection.
  • This has the effect that the historical pattern of mutations can easily be studied.
  • There are different short-term and long-term effects that can arise from mutations.
  • The mutation causes him to try to kill all those who testified against him.
  • The region started a deep mutation which still continues today.
  • However, no one mutation in one individual can be considered as constituting a new species.
  • This small change gave the organism an advantage over those without the mutation.
  • Disease-causing mutations have also been identified in the two other members of this gene family.
  • If the mutation is dominant, then it will be present in every generation.
  • Several other studies have reported other mutations which also correlate with the disease.
  • Approximately half of cases are due to de novo mutations and no other affected family members are seen.
  • In fact, his unnatural levels of speed are actually due to his mutation.
  • One thousand mutations have been identified in twelve out of more than twenty types of collagen.
  • The mutations may not be selected against, therefore, and may spread over evolutionary time into the population.
  • Ray made some key changes to the programming language such that mutations were much less likely to destroy a program.
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Meaning of mutation

  • noun (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
  • noun A change or alteration in form or qualities