insertion mutation

(redirected from Genetic insertion)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

insertion mutation

A mutation caused by the insertion into a DNA sequence of one or more nucleotides.

insertion mutation

a MUTATION in which one or more bases is inserted into DNA, often causing a FRAMESHIFT reading error during TRANSLATION.
References in periodicals archive ?
Contrary to DNA, mRNA cannot lead to genetic insertion causing mutations.
Lead researchers Rudolf Jaenisch at the MIT and his former student Konrad Hochedlinger at Harvard University showed that adult mouse cells can now be reprogrammed to a stem-cell-like state with the help of a single genetic insertion - rather than the multiple gene insertions required in the past.
Its use--either as a spray or through genetic insertion into crops--has grown over the years because it reputedly doesn't harm humans, animals, beneficial insects, or other crops.