Definitions

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  • adj. That mutates rapidly

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ mutable

Examples

  • Riis B, Pressler T, Poulsen HE, Høiby N (2005) Occurrence of hypermutable Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients is associated with the oxidative stress caused by chronic lung inflammation.

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  • Canton R, Campo P, Baquero F, Blazquez J (2000) High frequency of hypermutable Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis lung infection.

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  • On the other hand, our data also give some support to the hypothesis that hypermutable genotypes are often associated with pathogenic bacteria and antimicrobial resistance

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