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 (myo͞o′tə-jən, -jĕn′)
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.
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For all substances, it was investigated whether a harmonized classification for mutagenicity has been established under the CLP regulation (EU, 2008).
(2) Compared with previously reported values of mutagenicity for other types of burning materials, the pine needle emissions were considerably more mutagenic than smoke generated by the open burning of agricultural plastic (3) or wood-burning cookstoves, (4) and approximately half as potent as smoke generated by burning rubber tires, (5) based on mass of fuel consumed.
cepa has sensitivity for identification of cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and mutagenicity in meristematic cells originating from the root tissue [11, 12].
BRMT with fluctuation method (AMES MPF Penta I-Micro Plate Format mutagenicity assay) was followed to determine the possible genotoxic potential of the four PFS.
Shahid, Mutagenicity and Cytotoxicity Evaluation of Photo-Catalytically Treated Petroleum Refinery Wastewater Using an Array of Bioassays, Chemosphere., 168, 590 (2017).
sabdariffa aqueous extract against the mutagenicity of 1-nitropyrene (1-NP) by way of a modified Ames test.
The human-hamster hybrid (AL) cell line, formed by fusion of the gly2A mutant of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells with human fibroblasts, is sensitive to large deletion mutations [37] and was used in the present study to evaluate ZnO NP mutagenicity. We evaluated the relationship between naturally occurring transformations in ultrapure water and the consequential changes in ZnO NP toxicity.
(ii) A decision tree for estimating in vitro mutagenicity (Ames test) [13]
The study showed that the Cochlospermum regium EEF showed antimicrobial activity and reduction of biofilm formation in relation to uropathogens, such as Escherichia coli and Candida tropicalis; in addition, it does not present cytotoxicity and mutagenicity by the evaluated tests and concentrations.
Ames, "Revised methods for the Salmonella mutagenicity test," Mutation Research/Environmental Mutagenesis and Related Subjects, vol.
Genotoxicity should not be confused with mutagenicity. Compounds that are mutagens are genotoxic because they generate genetic changes.