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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Assuming back mutations are rare, in the absence of recombination, no individual can ever produce an offspring with fewer deleterious mutations than it carries itself.