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mu·ton

(myū'ton),
In genetics, the smallest unit of a chromosome in which alteration can be effective in causing a mutation (a single nucleotide change).
[mutation + -on]

muton

(myo͞o′tŏn′)
n.
The smallest unit of DNA at which a mutation can occur; a nucleotide.

muton

[myo̅o̅′ton]
the smallest DNA segment whose alteration can result in a mutation.

muton

The smallest unit of a gene capable of undergoing mutation, ranging in size from a single nucleotide substitution (causing point mutations), to deletions of large segments of DNA (causing frameshift mutations).

mu·ton

(myū'ton)
genetics The smallest unit of a chromosome in which alteration can be effective in causing a mutation.
[mutation + -on]

muton

the smallest part of a gene that can undergo a MUTATION. It is now known that a muton is the size of a DNA nucleotide base.

muton

a gene when specified as the smallest hereditary element that can be altered by mutation.
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