mutagens


mutagens
Agents that cause an increase in the rate of mutation; includes X-rays, ultraviolet irradiation (260nm), and various chemicals.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Mutagenesis — (pronounced /mjuːtəˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/) is a process by which the genetic information of an organism is changed in a stable manner, resulting in a mutation. It may occur spontaneously in nature, or as a result of exposure to mutagens. It can also be… …   Wikipedia

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  • Ames test — The Ames test is a biological assay to assess the mutagenic potential of chemical compounds. A positive test indicates that the chemical might act as a carcinogen (although a number of false positives and false negatives are known). [ Ames Test.… …   Wikipedia


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