from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Formation or development of a mutation.

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  • n. the creation or formation of a genetic mutation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the causing of a mutation or the occurrence of a mutation{3}.

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  • n. an event capable of causing a mutation


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

muta(tion) + -genesis.


  • Yes, but site-directed mutagenesis is not the same as either evolution or ID – it's a special and limited case.

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  • The experiment I referenced demonstrated (actually a series of experiments) that DNA damage in M. tuberculosis results in the induction of an SOS-regulated polymerase (DNAE2), which causes base substitution mutagenesis, that is, the experiment was set up so that the only drug resistant mutations that was scored was base substitution mutagenesis.

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  • To understand the role of the contact HLA-G residues in HLA-G recognition by NK cells we performed an extensive site-directed mutagenesis which is listed in HLA-G is markedly different from HLA-C and other selected MHC class I molecules in the contact residues between KIR and HLA-C.

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  • Additional studies such as mutagenesis of Ser112 of BAD

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  • Smith's work forms the basis for site-directed mutagenesis, a technique by which it is possible to change a specific amino-acid in a protein and thereby illuminate its functional role.

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  • Evaluating the results of their experiments the Clemson researchers concluded: "Juice from strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry fruit significantly inhibited mutagenesis."

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  • I also started my first mutagenesis and began looking for touch-insensitive mutants.

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  • An understanding of evolution as endogenous adaptive mutagenesis looks to "have many practical implications?"

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  • Cantankerous and rigid with old age, Morgan refused to give Muller full recognition for his theory of mutagenesis, which he regarded as a largely derivative observation.

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  • Importantly, too, "mutagenesis provoking" radiation may result in breast cancer in women.

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