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Mutant

Definition

noun, plural: mutants

(1) An organism, gene, or chromosome that is different from the wild type by one or more (new) characteristics as caused by mutation(s).

(2) An organism or gene that is undergoing or resulting from mutation.

(3) An organism with a new or different characteristic from the due to a mutation in its gene or chromosome.


adjective

(1) Resulting from or tending to undergo or result from mutation.


Supplement

Word origin: Latin mūtāns, mūtant-, present participle of mūtāre, to change.

Compare: wild type

See also: mutation

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cAMP 2nd Messenger Pathway and Experiments

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by mkay28
Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cAMP 2nd Messenger Pathway and Experiments
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by kingsupercat
Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:37 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Fail to see under physiological stimulation
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by wildfunguy
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
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by kingsupercat
Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:48 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Fail to see under physiological stimulation
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by aapje10
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: molecular question.
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