Definition Of mutations

noun

regular change of a sound when it occurs adjacent to another, in particular.

regular change of a sound when it occurs adjacent to another.

the action or process of mutating.

the mutation of ethnic politics into nationalist politics

the changing of the structure of a gene, resulting in a variant form that may be transmitted to subsequent generations, caused by the alteration of single base units in DNA, or the deletion, insertion, or rearrangement of larger sections of genes or chromosomes.

The same pattern appears in tumor-associated genes undergoing either loss-of-function mutation or rearrangements.

Example Of mutations

  • mutation is, ultimately, the only way in which new variation enters the species

  • As a matter of fact, the functions of books have undergone a process of mutation , and the underlying motivating force is now nothing but the soaring prices.

  • By the 60th cycle, the typical cell had four to five of the target genes inactivated by mutation .

  • Cadmium compounds are inactive or weakly active in gene mutation and other genotoxicity assays.

  • Damage caused to DNA may, in turn, induce mutation and chromosome abnormalities of the meristem cells.


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