Definition of Mutation. Meaning of Mutation. Synonyms of Mutation

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Definition of Mutation

Mutation
Mutation Mu*ta"tion, n. [L. mutatio, fr. mutare to change: cf. F. mutation. See Mutable.] Change; alteration, either in form or qualities. The vicissitude or mutations in the superior globe are no fit matter for this present argument. --Bacon.
Mutation
Mutation Mu*ta"tion, n. 1. (Biol.) Gradual definitely tending variation, such as may be observed in a group of organisms in the fossils of successive geological levels. 2. (Biol.) (a) As now employed (first by de Vries), a sudden variation (the offspring differing from its parents in some well-marked character or characters) as distinguished from a gradual variations in which the new characters become fully developed only in the course of many generations. The occurrence of mutations, and the hereditary transmission, under some conditions, of the characters so appearing, are well-established facts; whether the process has played an important part in the evolution of the existing species and other groups of organisms is a disputed question. (b) The result of the above process; a suddenly produced variation.

Meaning of Mutation from wikipedia

- In biology, a mutation is an alteration in the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA. Viral genomes contain...
- feature this N501S mutation. As it is considered a mutation similar to N501Y, it is suspected to have similar characteristics as N501Y mutation, which is believed...
- Mutationism is one of several alternatives to evolution by natural selection that have existed both before and after the publication of Charles Darwin's...
- A mutation is a change in the sequence of an organism's genetic material. Mutation or mutate may also refer to: Mutation (novel), a 1990 medical thriller...
- A point mutation or substitution is a genetic mutation where a single nucleotide base is changed, inserted or deleted from a DNA or RNA sequence of an...
- A frameshift mutation (also called a framing error or a reading frame shift) is a genetic mutation caused by indels (insertions or deletions) of a number...
- In genetics, a missense mutation is a point mutation in which a single nucleotide change results in a codon that codes for a different amino acid. It is...
- Consonant mutation is change in a consonant in a word according to its morphological or syntactic environment. Mutation occurs in languages around the...
- Relentless Mutation is the third studio album by Canadian technical death metal band Archspire, released on September 22, 2017 through Season of Mist....
- type of mutation, therefore there are many different types of mutations. Mutation rates are given for specific classes of mutations. Point mutations are a...