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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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We will profile the mutations in open chromatin of single nuclei immediately following acute exposure to a chemical mutagen; comparing how the pattern of mutations in ctcf bound regions changes across an allelic series of ctcf knockdown mice will reveal how ctcf binding shapes the stability of the genome towards mutations..
The results indicated that UV is the most effective mutagen for hyper-production of SK.
Treatment with mutagens may break or rearrange chromosomes by modifying order of genes depending upon the nature of mutagen used in experimental study and do not show any phenotypic expression (Adamu and Aliyu, 2007).
Moreover, micronuclei formation in mice erythrocytes can be induced by using a mutagen methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) [9].
Given the paucity of prospective data relating HCA intake to CRC, we used data from the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) to investigate the association between meat mutagen intake and risk of CRC.
The number of reversions on an experimental plate compared to the number of spontaneous reversions on the water only (no mutagen) plate is used to determine the statistical significance (Gilbert 1980).
Sodium azide (NaN3) is a chemical mutagen and has been one of the most powerful mutagens in crop plants.
Similarly, the role of chemical mutagen in enhancing variability in higher plants has been reported [8, 9].
Mutations are heritable changes in the DNA, can be either naturally occurring or man-made, and form the basis of much genetic variation [26], there are three main types of mutation: Substitution, Insertion and Deletion, mutagen is distinguished into chemical mutagen such as 5-bromo- deoxyuridine, colchicine and 2, 4 Dinitroaniline [28] and, physical mutagen such as UV, X-radiation and Gamma rays [27,28] and biological mutagen such as Helicobacter pylori bacterium [41].
: Eric Sachs (William Fichtner) defined the mutagen as "extraterrestrial." According to Screenrant, this is hinted at the label on its canister where it reads T.C.R.I.
This paper uncovers two metaphors underlying entrepreneurship discourse and research--elixir and mutagen. The elixir metaphor is uncovered by examining critiques of entrepreneurship research, and serves as a compact description of problematic aspects entrepreneurship scholars should be mindful of.
typhimurium TA100 were reduced only when 5 [micro]g of mutagen and 250 [micro]g of extract were tested which can be seen in Figure 2.