induced mutation


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in·duced mu·ta·tion

a mutation caused by exposure to a mutagen.

induced mutation

Etymology: L, inducere, to lead in, mutare, to change
a mutation that is produced by treatment with a physical or chemical agent that affects the deoxyribonucleic acid molecules of a living organism.

induced mutation

Mutation resulting from exposure to x-rays, radioactive substances, and certain drugs and chemicals.
See also: mutation

induced mutation

a MUTATION deliberately introduced into the genetic material by treatment with a MUTAGEN in vivo or in vitro. Compare SPONTANEOUS MUTATION. See also MUTAGENESIS.
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This variation could be a result of stress-induced re-arrangement or duplication in the 18S rDNA gene as opposed to evidence of pyrimidine dimer formation or UV-B induced mutations resulting in loss of DraI sites [22].
In 1988 molecular biologist John Cairns and his colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health observed induced mutations of various elements of the lac operon changes in Escherichia coli bacteria.
Chili extract and its pure alkaloid capsaicin induced mutations in Salmonella typhimurium histidine-deficient tester strains with metabolic activation.
In a bid to determine how Prdx1 and GDE2 interact to cause immature cells to develop into motor neurons, the researchers induced mutations in the proteins, and then examined how they would affect the cells.