Definition of Genetic mutation
1. Noun. (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Specialized synonyms: Deletion, Inversion, Transposition, Gene Mutation, Point Mutation, Reversion, Saltation
Terms within: Mutagenesis
Derivative terms: Mutate, Mutational
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Literary usage of Genetic mutation
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1. Genetic Information and Health Care: Hearing Before the Committee on Labor edited by James M. Jeffords (2001)
"The presence of a genetic mutation does not necessarily mean the individual carrying it will ever get the disease. A significant percentage of those ..."
2. Assessment of the Scientific Information for the Radiation Exposure by National Research Council (2005)
"... genetic testing of individuals at risk for FAP if the genetic mutation has been identified in the family and if genetic testing is available [B, ..."
3. SAS/Or 9.1 User's Guide: Local Search Optimization by Sas Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"... the optimization process to calculate objective functions, perform genetic mutation or crossover operations, or monitor and control the optimization. ..."