HyperDic: genetic_mutation

English > 1 sense of the expression genetic mutation:
NOUNeventgenetic mutation, mutation, chromosomal mutation(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure
English > genetic mutation: 1 sense > noun 1, event
Meaning(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism.
Synonymsmutation, chromosomal mutation
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
PartsmutagenesisAn event capable of causing a mutation
Narrowerdeletion(genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome
inversion(genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed
point mutation, gene mutation(genetics) a mutation due to an intramolecular reorganization of a gene
reversion(genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)
saltation(genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
transposition(genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

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