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mutant

 [mu´tant]
1. in genetics, a variation that breeds true, owing to genetic changes.
2. produced by mutation.

mu·tant

(myū'tant),
1. A phenotype in which a mutation is manifested.
2. A gene that is rare and usually harmful, in contrast to a wild-type gene, not necessarily generated recently.

mutant

(myo͞ot′nt)
n.
An organism, cell, virus, or gene resulting from genetic mutation.
adj.
Resulting from genetic mutation: a mutant strain of bacteria.

mu·tant

(myū'tănt)
1. A phenotype in which a mutation is manifested.
2. A gene that is rare and usually harmful, in contrast to a wild-type gene, not necessarily generated recently.

mutant

Any organism or cell with a gene or genes that have suffered a MUTATION.

mutant

  1. any gene that has undergone a MUTATION.
  2. an individual showing the effects of a mutation, with a phenotype that is not WILD TYPE.

mu·tant

(myū'tănt)
A phenotype in which a mutation is manifested.