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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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Thus, to develop the most efficient protocols, we designed mutagenized positive controls for all exons for which no natural mutation located in a higher, more stable melting domain was available, including those for which one or more natural mutations located in lower melting domains were present.
The traditional Arabica, such as the Bourbon and its natural mutation Pacas, which represents 97% of coffee plantations, are characterized by their delicacy, acidity and excellent sweetness, by mild and clean flavors, rich aromas and in some cases, by a typically exquisite feature of chocolaty or fruity flavors.
This suggests that German red foxes could harbor the direct ancestor of CPV, although it remains possible that the intermediate red fox parvovirus emerged from conventional CPV-2 by one point natural mutation (Figure 3).
Or, more likely, it's a natural mutation or reversion to the original plant.
To be sure, new viral diseases occasionally emerge after a natural mutation suddenly broadens a virus' host range or virulence.
Natural mutation of the HA gene is the virus' most important mechanism of escaping from control by the body's immune system.