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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

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.
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Muton, of Anstey, Leicestershire, was aggrieved with his expartner and solicitors after an allegation of child abuse against him, which was not proceeded with, was brought up in a family court hearing.
Muton, convicted earlier of causing a public nuisance, was told by a judge at Leicester crown court that he was "wholly self-indulgent".
Muton from Anstey, Leics, was found guilty of public nuisance and will be sentenced later.
The incident happened on September 14 last year after Muton, of Anstey, Leicestershire, had a row with his wife and solicitors over the break-up of his marriage.
Muton had rowed with his wife and solicitors over his marriage break-up.
mutons to the tooth surface and modulate cell--cell interaction by serving as binding sites for Gtf proteins and glucan binding proteins which are a group of proteins that contribute to sucrose-dependent adherence and biofilm cohesiveness.
He posed the question of whether a gene was a "functional unit carrying the information necessary for the synthesis of a macromolecule" or "the unit of recombination." Textbooks of my college era discussed genes in terms of proposed models of cistrons, recons, and mutons; were missing the start codon in charts of the genetic code; and listed "nonsense" for what we know as stop codons (Keeton, 1967).
Using artificial tooth surfaces (hydroxyapatite pellets), they tested fluoride's effect on the adhesion forces of cariogenic bacteria (Streptococcus mutons and Streptococcus oralis) and a nonpathogenic bacterium (Staphylococcus carnosus).