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Formation or development of a mutation.

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(Genetics) genetics the generation, usually intentional, of mutations
[C20: from mutation + -genesis]
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(ˌmyu təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs)

the origin and development of a mutation.
mu`ta•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.mutagenesis - an event capable of causing a mutation
cause - events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation - (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
insertional mutagenesis - (genetics) a mutation caused by the insertion of exogenous DNA into a genome
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Emphasis was directed at chromosome 15, the target chromosome in the mutagenesis scheme.
In this invention, several bathochromic phytochromes were generated by site-directed mutagenesis in the region of bilin lyase domain in plant PHYA, and their ability to suppress the shade avoidance reactions were examined by transforming the bathochromic phytochromes into PHYA deficient Arabidopsis thaliana (ecotype col-0).
To optimize the assay, we performed PCR-based H274Y mutagenesis of the N1 fragment of the H5N1 virus (primers on request).
Nutrition 21, Inc., has released results of a new study reaffirming the safety of Chromax chromium picolinate to be published in an upcoming issue of Mutation Research Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis. The results found that Chromax did not cause genetic damage in hamster ovary cells.
The study examined data from two contradictory studies published in the mid-1990s on rates of mutation at the HPRT locus (a measure of in vivo mutagenesis) in newborn cord blood samples.
(16) Though still other scientists have in turn argued against these latter conclusions, the real issue becomes whether or not the introduction of genetically engineered or additional genetic material into a genome necessarily leads to a disruptive or deleterious mutagenesis. (15)
The analysis examined data from two contradictory studies on rates of mutation at the HPRT locus (a measure of in vivo mutagenesis) in newborn cord blood samples.
While punctuated equilibrium (PE) reflected in the fossil record is a strong negative evidence to the underlying principle of phyletic gradualism (PG) enshrined in the evolutionary theory, the phenomenon of cell-directed mutagenesis challenges another tenet of the theory, namely, the requirement of stochastic mutations produced by extra-cellular agents to create heritable changes in the organism.
Site-directed mutagenesis of the conserved Tyr residues clearly identified Tyr-94 as the proximal ligand to the heme as judged by MCD.
We have developed a simple and inexpensive two-step method for SNP detection (PCR followed by modified restriction digestion), called double restriction mutagenesis primer PCR (DRMP-PCR).
La mutagenesis ambiental o genetica toxicologica es una disciplina que tiene como objetivo estudiar el dano genetico que conduce a mutaciones, producido por agentes fisicos, quimicos y biologicos, identificar estos agentes, analizar sus interacciones y mecanismos de accion.
From descriptions of genetically modified mice available for scientific research and educational purposes from the Baylor College of Medicine's Mouse Mutagenesis Center for Developmental Defects.