mutagen


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mu·ta·gen

 (myo͞o′tə-jən, -jĕn′)
n.
An agent, such as a chemical, ultraviolet light, or a radioactive element, that can induce or increase the frequency of mutation in an organism.


mu′ta·gen′ic adj.
mu′ta·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
mu′ta·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

mutagen

(ˈmjuːtədʒən)
n
(Genetics) a substance or agent that can induce genetic mutation
[C20: from mutation + -gen]
mutagenic adj
ˌmutagenˈicity n

mu•ta•gen

(ˈmyu tə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
a substance or preparation capable of inducing or accelerating mutation.
[1945–50; muta (tion) + -gen]
mu`ta•gen′ic, adj.
mu`ta•gen′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutagen - any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
Translations

mutagen

[ˈmjuːtədʒən] Nmutagene m

mutagen

n (Biol) → Mutagen nt

mu·ta·gen

n. mutágeno, sustancia o agente que causa mutación.
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Determination of the strong mutagen 3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone in chlorinated drinking and humic water.
A first for the Gulf region, the event concluding tomorrow is being hosted by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in association with Environmental Mutagen Society and the International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies (IAEMS).
Chief among the factors that can initiate colorectal cancer development are a predisposition to mutagen effects, fecal mutagens, meat intake, bile acids, altered vitamin and mineral intake, he says.
The determination of strong mutagen, 3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2-(5H)-furanone in drinking water in Japan.
Sodium azide is a known potent mutagen although it fails to induce chromosomal aberrations in human lymphocytes (Arenaz and Nilan, 1981; Slamenova and Gabelova, 1980; Nilan et al.
Thus, a promutagen may be converted into a mutagen through metabolic activation.
Bacterial culture, mutagen and metabolic activator preparation
The use of gamma ray radiation as a mutagen for inducing variation in the existing varieties of various crops is well established.
We used bioassay-directed fractionation with Salmonella/microsomal assay against the food borne mutagen 2-amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline (IQ) to identify antimutagenic components of hops.
At the Environmental Mutagen Society meeting last September in Vancouver, British Columbia, Redpath reported that cells exposed to no more than 0.
Tokyo, Japan, Mar 30, 2006 - (JCN) - Nisshin Food Products has updated its current mutagen testing method NESMAGET (Nisshin's Evaluation Systems for Mammalian GenoToxicity).