Definition of mutagenize in English:


Syllabification: mu·ta·gen·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmyo͞otəjəˌnīz


[with object] (usually as adjective mutagenized) Biology
  • Treat (a cell, organism, etc.) with mutagenic agents: mutagenized DNA
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    • Historically, three programmes for the identification of photorespiratory mutants in chemically mutagenized seed sets were performed.
    • The accuracy of each mutagenized plasmid was checked by sequencing.
    • We mutagenized a wild-type strain and sought animals that were defective in cultivation-temperature avoidance.

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