Business / Agriculture / Mutagen: An agent that causes a permanent genetic change in a cell other than that which occurs during normal growth. Testing to determine mutagenicity is one component of assessing the potential chronic toxicity of pesticides and other chemicals.

Targeted Mutagenesis

Science / Genetics / Targeted Mutagenesis: Deliberate change in the genetic structure directed at a specific site on the chromosome. Used in research to determine the targeted region's function. MORE


Science / Genetics / Mutagenicity: The capacity of a chemical or physical agent to cause permanent genetic alterations. MORE

Directed Mutagenesis

Science / Genetics / Directed Mutagenesis: Alteration of dna at a specific site and its reinsertion into an organism to study any effects of the change. MORE