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 (myo͞o′tə-jĕn′īz, -jə-nīz′)
tr.v. mu·ta·gen·ized, mu·ta·gen·iz·ing, mu·ta·gen·iz·es
To cause or induce mutation in (a cell or an organism).


(ˈmjuːtədʒəˌnaiz) or


vb (tr)
(Genetics) to subject (cells, DNA, etc) to mutagens to induce mutations
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elegans researchers often mutagenize worms with EMS (ethylmethanesulfonate) to isolate new mutations.
The objective of this project is to mutagenize and identify every gene that has an altered circadian rhythm function.
The objectives of these studies were to mutagenize soybean seeds, to develop a screening procedure for the selection of methionine over-producing mutant lines, and to isolate genotypes whose seeds were enriched in organic seed sulfur.