to subject (cells, DNA, etc) to mutagens to induce mutations
mutagenize mu·ta·gen·ize (myōō’tə-jěn’īz)
v. mu·ta·gen·ized, mu·ta·gen·iz·ing, mu·ta·gen·iz·es
To cause mutation in a cell or an organism.
Related Terms mooter
- Mutant gene
mutant gene n. A gene that has lost, gained, or exchanged some of the material it received from its parent, resulting in a permanent transmissible change in its function.
[moo-tahr-ee, -tahr-ey] /muˈtɑr i, -ˈtɑr eɪ/ noun 1. a city in E Zimbabwe. /muːˈtɑːrɪ/ noun 1. a city in E Zimbabwe, near the Mozambique border: rail and trade centre in a mining and tobacco-growing region. Pop: 160 000 (2005 est) Former name (until 1982) Umtali
[myoo-tuh-roh-tey-shuh n] /ˌmyu tə roʊˈteɪ ʃən/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a gradual change in the optical rotation of freshly prepared solutions of reducing sugars.