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mutate

(myo͞o′tāt, myo͞o-tāt′)
intr. & tr.v. mu·tated, mu·tating, mu·tates
To undergo or cause to undergo mutation.

mu′ta′tive (-tā′tĭv, -tə-tĭv) adj.
mu′ta′tor n.
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mutate

verb To alter DNA; to undergo genomic change.
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"And in the case of HIV, we have the immune system fighting the virus and HIV mutating to try to get through," he said.
The virus showed little sign of mutating to escape the infused CTLs, Riddell says.
So far, scientists mutating GFP have changed its color only slightly.
He and his colleagues are mutating the gene for each form in order to study the roles of the enzymes.
During that period, the numbers of bacteria mutating to produce their own tryptophan jumped 3- to 30-fold, he says.