mutagen

(redirected from mutagenically)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

mutagen

 [mu´tah-jen]
an agent that induces genetic mutation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mu·ta·gen

(myū'tă-jen),
Any agent that promotes a mutation or causes an increase in the rate of mutational events, for example, radioactive substances, x-rays, or certain chemicals.
[L. muto, to change, + G. -gen, producing]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mutagen

(myo͞o′tə-jən, -jĕn′)
n.
An agent, such as a chemical, ultraviolet light, or a radioactive element, that can induce or increase the frequency of mutation in an organism.

mu′ta·gen′ic adj.
mu′ta·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
mu′ta·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

mu·ta·gen

(myū'tă-jen)
Any agent that promotes a mutation or causes an increase in the rate of mutational events, e.g., radioactive substances, x-rays, or certain chemicals.
[L. muto, to change, + G. -gen, producing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mutagen

Any agent capable of changing the structure of DNA without immediately killing the cell concerned. Any surviving MUTATION may be perpetuated to all descendants of the cell. Mutagens include ionizing radiation such as ultraviolet light, X-rays, gamma rays and cosmic rays and a wide range of chemical substances including the tars in cigarette smoke.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

mutagen

an agent that is capable of increasing the MUTATION rate in an organism, for example, X-rays, ultraviolet light, mustard gas.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mu·ta·gen

(myū'tă-jen)
Any agent that promotes a mutation or increases rate of mutational events.
[L. muto, to change, + G. -gen, producing]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
In conclusion, a new single-tube FIFE genotyping method that combines the principles of AS-PCR, mutagenically separated PCR, and amplicon identification by SYBR Green I dissociation curves has been developed.
Like other PCR techniques, mutagenically separated PCR (MS-PCR) requires careful optimization of each reaction condition, including magnesium concentration, cosolvents (dimethyl sulfoxide or glycerol), and length and temperature of cycling stages.
For the detection of the S variant in exon III and the Z variant in exon V, the principle of mutagenically separated PCR was adapted (20).
The construction of the assay combines three strategies: (a) A variant of PCR-SSP called mutagenically separated PCR (MS-PCR) makes it possible to determine biallelic polymorphisms in one-tube reactions [22], and here we develop a multiplex version of this technique enabling the simultaneous analysis of several loci; (b) the allele-specific products from MS-PCR are then separated by capillary electrophoresis and detected by laser-induced fluorescence, a separation technique characterized by high separation efficiency and sensitivity, small sample requirements, and automation [23]; and (c) a high assay throughput is obtained by using a multiple-injection mode for capillary electrophoresis recently developed in our laboratory [24] .