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Resulting from or showing the effect of mutation.‘a mutant gene’
- ‘However, thus far it has not been possible to detect any general alteration in starch and sugar metabolism in mutant plants.’
- ‘The mutant isolation names are included as a part of the description of mutant phenotypes.’
- ‘About 40 wild-type and mutant plants were grown on soil in the greenhouse.’
- ‘These results are consistent with a loss of one functional copy of the ear gene in the mutant strains.’
- ‘The gene function is known in four cases, based on mutant phenotypes.’
- ‘They give rise to clones of mutant cells showing up as mosaic spots on the eyes or the wings, respectively.’
- ‘Cells from mutant colonies were subcultured daily for at least 5 days.’
- ‘A relationship between these genes has also been obtained from mutant analysis as well as phylogenetic analysis.’
- ‘Subsequent genetic crosses showed that only 3 out of 13 new mutant phenotypes were allelic.’
- ‘HIV replicates rapidly in the human body so any mutant forms of the virus that can escape drugs quickly come to dominate.’
- ‘A classic forward genetics approach relies on the identification of observable mutant phenotypes.’
- ‘In a nutshell, it involves looking at a mutant line and mapping the mutation to a specific gene.’
- ‘This suggests that having two copies of the mutant gene interferes with survival.’
- ‘However, only for a minority of genes is the function defined by a mutant phenotype.’
- ‘The increase in mutant frequency was attributed to an increase in point mutations.’
- ‘We then compared the double mutant and deletion mutant proteins with the wild type.’
- ‘In other words, are rescue genes mutant alleles of the genes that normally kill hybrids?’
- ‘I've been 19 for over a day now and I haven't shown any signs of growing a third arm or any other mutant abnormality.’
- ‘In 1997, Mitchell proposed a new hypothesis for the bimodal size distribution of mutant colonies.’
- ‘Mutants that failed to complement known mutant lines were mapped further and the genes were identified from the map position.’
A mutant form.
freak, freak of nature, deviant, oddity, monstrosity, monster, mutation, variant, variationlusus naturaemiscreationView synonyms
- ‘Bacteria that have lost the ability to colonize are called symbiosis mutants.’
- ‘It did not reduce the world to rubble, or morph the human race into radiated mutants.’
- ‘The role of the latter in starch biosynthesis is unknown as no mutants have been identified to date.’
- ‘Let me explain that there are bad mutants and good mutants, just like real people.’
- ‘Can such mutants be identified in the genetic screens presently in use, or is there a need for improved or even novel screens?’
- ‘Like the photoreceptor mutants they all showed a response comparable to the wild type.’
- ‘From a study of the behaviour of certain mutants, the general molecular nature of the genetic code had been deduced.’
- ‘New approaches using mutants or transgenic plants have not led to more conclusive results.’
- ‘Similar arguments and requirements apply to mutants created by transposon mutagenesis.’
- ‘Among several mutations rumoured to alter senescence are the clavata mutants.’
- ‘Mutant studies are limited by the availability of suitable mutants and the ability to generate and screen for them.’
- ‘The ten mutants were grouped into nine categories, on the basis of thermotolerance characteristics.’
- ‘It occurred via the selection of suitable variants, often natural mutants.’
- ‘This indicated that these mutants had point mutations and not exon deletion or insertion.’
- ‘The remaining five mutants were shown not to be allelic to any of the genes already known.’
- ‘Viral mutants that are not neutralised by antibodies induced by the available vaccines have been detected.’
- ‘This study also demonstrated that the escape mutants may show lesser fitness.’
- ‘The authors are not aware of mutants with similar phenotypes in the vicinity of these mapped regions.’
- ‘Second, the enzymatic activity for the active site mutants was determined in vitro.’
- ‘In this paper, a novel screen is described for mutants hypersensitive to gamma radiation.’
Early 20th century: from Latin mutant- changing from the verb mutare.
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