Translation of mutation in Spanish:

mutation

Pronunciation: /mjuːˈteɪʃən/

noun/nombre

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  • 1.1 [Biology/Biología] [Linguistics/Lingüística] mutación (feminine)
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    • As a matter of fact, the functions of books have undergone a process of mutation, and the underlying motivating force is now nothing but the soaring prices.
    • Variation accumulates over time through a random process of mutation.
    • It commits the artist to a descent into time, into the processes of mutation, decay and dissolution.
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    • The same pattern appears in tumor-associated genes undergoing either loss-of-function mutation or rearrangements.
    • Mere mutation of the gene structure cannot fully explain the ‘spiritual’ evolution of species.
    • The gene mutation appears to work by restricting calorie absorption at the cellular level.
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    • Kidney tumors and estrogen-treated kidneys have mutations in microsatellites.
    • It is important to realize that mutations in different mutant individuals are not necessarily distinct.
    • The first is that this was a naturally occurring mutation in the Siamese.
    1.2 (change) [formal] transformación (feminine)

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