Definition of mutator in English:

mutator

noun

  • See mutate

    • ‘This must mean that there are at least two classes of mutators in the population and that most single mutations are not arising in the rare hypermutators.’
    • ‘Thus, two of the polymerase mutants are modest spontaneous mutators for some point mutations in yeast strains that are proficient in DNA mismatch repair.’
    • ‘Most microorganisms are willing hybridizers and mutators, easily adapting to changing circumstances.’
    • ‘I argue that although some quantitative difference may be expected in a sexual population, the difference will be much smaller than that for mutators.’
    • ‘Computer simulations predict that intermediate mutators can be selected and that, once selected, they have a much longer persistence time than strong mutators.’