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Definition of mutation

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Definition as written by GrannyLois:

A significant and basic alteration.

An individual strain or trait resulting from mutation.

Definition as written by talinum:

A sudden change in genetic material resulting in an altered individual. Generally disadvantageous to survival.

Definition as written by Monocromatico:

A damage on the DNA that is not repaired before the cellular replication, and so is passed down to the next generations. It seldon produces new characteristics that were not present in the parents.

Definition as written by Margiempv:

A heritable change in the genetic or chromosomal constitution of an individual.

Definition as written by Magpye:

Any change in a plant which will lead to a new feature. Fortunately or unfortunately, this can be inherited.

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