Definitions for mutantˈmyut nt
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mutant, mutation, variation, sport(noun)
(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration
an animal that has undergone mutation
tending to undergo or resulting from mutation
"a mutant gene"
Something which has mutated, which has one or more new characteristics from a mutation.
Someone or something that seems strange, abnormal, or bizarre.
That has undergone mutation.
Strange, abnormal, or bizarre.
Origin: mutans, present participle of mutare.
In biology and especially genetics, a mutant is an individual, organism, or new genetic character, arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the creation of a new character or trait not found in the wild type. The natural occurrence of genetic mutations is integral to the process of evolution. The study of mutants is an integral part of biology; by understanding the effect that a mutation in a gene has, it is possible to establish the normal function of that gene. In some organisms mutants can be created by gene targeting to assess the function of any given gene. This experimental approach is called reverse genetics. For example, a collection of knockout-moss mutants can be used to identify genes with so far unknown functions.
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The mutant dogs look much stronger than the others. They are overgrown in the thighs, we have not observed any negative side effects. The dogs are not in pain.
Taking them into a pro-life, abortion discussion (was) very poor taste and judgment, i would not want my four-year-old going to that forum. He can't fully comprehend that stuff. He likes dinosaurs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers.
These are the product of a lot of patience and a lot of trial and error, for me, though, I link this back to my childhood. I've always made things out of stuff you'd otherwise put in the bin. My currency was toilet roll tubes and cereal boxes. I would make fortresses for my action figures out all sorts of things. Cleaned out tin cans with both ends opened made perfect sewer pipes for Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle action figures.
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