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Any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation.Any factor that is responsible from an increase in the [[ frequency of [[mutations of an organism.mutagen

(Science: chemistry, oncology) An agent that can cause an increase in the rate of mutation, includes x-rays, ultraviolet irradiation (260 nm) and various chemicals.

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age and cumulative impact of carcinogens

That definition for carcinogen is wrong, I mistakenly defined "mutagen," not "carcinogen." A carcinogen is just any cancer-causing agent. Many mutagens are carcinogens.

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by wildfunguy
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: age and cumulative impact of carcinogens
Replies: 1
Views: 3451

Haploid or Diploid?

Would a haploid or diploid population respond faster to the effects of a mutagen?

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by hyperyius
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Haploid or Diploid?
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

How to change the genetic information of a virus?

What kind of mutagen?

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Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How to change the genetic information of a virus?
Replies: 9
Views: 4508

Mutated cells

Yes they very much can and its possible if the cell is left in presence of another mutagen that brings about an opposite effect or it can be made possible by the repair mechanisms. are there any other ways?? there should be... does anyone over here know of any more?

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by jwalin
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Mutated cells
Replies: 11
Views: 4960

Mutation rates?

Let's say, you get ~2 colonies per plate on control and ~100 colonies per plates on mutagen plates. So, the mutation rate has increased 50-times, didn't it?

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by JackBean
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mutation rates?
Replies: 4
Views: 1703
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