Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
reversion of a gene to an ancestral form due to further mutation to the original codon or one coding for the same amino acid.
Synonym(s): reverse mutation
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A reversal process whereby a gene or other nucleotide sequence that has undergone mutation returns to its previous state.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
back mutationThe return of a gene to its original nucleotide sequence after a mutation.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
back mutationan inherited change (MUTATION) in a mutant gene that causes it to regain its WILD TYPE function. Compare FORWARD MUTATION.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005