mutation

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Synonyms for mutation

Synonyms for mutation

the process or result of making or becoming different

the process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another

Synonyms for mutation

(biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

a change or alteration in form or qualities

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And preservation of the bacterial colony as a whole, the paper notes, would keep beneficial mutations in the gene pool.
Abruptness is the rule for all life forms, and this is abominable to those who believe in macroevolution because they need to find a glacially slow accumulation of beneficial mutations.
on directed mutagenesis in certain bacteria belittles the importance of natural selection in the evolutionary process particularly because no one expected that beneficial mutations could be induced from within the cell.
Jardine then generated libraries that contained all possible combinations of beneficial mutations, resulting in millions of mutants, and screened them using techniques called yeast surface display and FACS.
Drift can haphazardly make a detrimental gene prominent in a population, or accidentally eliminate beneficial mutations.