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  • n. That which causes mutation or change

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as mutationist.

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  • In programming parlance, a mutator is a function that alters the state of your object.

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  • Immutability Make fi eld fi nal, "mutator" methods return new immutable instances. public class Speed {private final int milesPerHour; public Speed (int milesPerHour) {this. milesPerHour = milesPerHour;} public Speed sawCop () {return new Speed (this. milesPerHour

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  • By the fifth issue, the self-styled "neurozine" began running color covers, and carried ever-changing mottos: "The perpetual novelty brain jack" or "The brain mutator for higher primates."

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  • From the abstract: "From these equations [replicator-mutator and Price] we obtain as special cases adaptive dynamics, evolutionary game dynamics, the Lotka-Volterra equation of ecology, and and the quasispeciaes equation of molecular evolution."

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  • Exposure to high UV-B radiation levels can activate mutator transposons that amplify the mutation effect beyond the immediate UV-B radiation damage [23], and increased levels of UV-B radiation may lead to an increased tendency to mutations in future generations [24].

    Genetic responses of arctic species to changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation levels

  • A mutator can be viewed as behaving altruistically because, although it reduces individual fitness, it increases the probability of an adaptive mutation appearing.

    Genetic responses of arctic species to changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation levels

  • Because most mutations are deleterious, mutation rates are generally thought to be low and, consequently, mutator alleles should be selected against.

    Genetic responses of arctic species to changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation levels

  • This is actually sort of interesting, in that there are so many ways this random mutator does not capture the complexity of living organisms, and their response to mutation.

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  • Another difference is that this mutator just shows point mutations, there is no mechanism for splicing in redundant copies of portions of the text to serve as a reserve pool of functionality while one or the other copy undergoes additional mutation.

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  • The No Smoke mutator I'd heard about but not seen and wondered about last week was written and released, and had my name (BoD) nepenthe in the acknowledgements of its corresponding readme file.

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