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MUTATION, French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a thing in its transmission from one person to another; permutation therefore happens when, the owner of the thing sells, exchanges or gives it. It is nearly synonymous with transfer. (q.v.) Merl. Repert. h.t.

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Mutant Chronicles bombards us with a miasma of spurting blood, torn flesh and exploding craniums, trying desperately to keep time with the pounding music and sound effects.
Subsequent testing also showed that the mutants housed with their younger, longer-lived relatives had improved physical responses and better survived environmental stresses compared to fruit flies that remained among the mutant population.
Therefore in our empirical study we rely on the fact that a randomly selected mutant from the set of all mutants is likely to be non-equivalent.
In contrast with the metabolic phenotypes, in which the mutants shared a phenotypic profile, the virulence phenotypes of the flhD and fliA mutants differ.
Concerning the spread of mutant viruses, however, the fitness of the viruses needs further investigation.
In a nutshell: Dutiful finish to the trilogy that contains some interesting ideas that are only half-realized because of mutant overpopulation and unfortunate choice of filmmakers.
However, when Bonini and her colleagues exposed flies to the herbicide paraquat, DJ-1 mutants died much sooner than normal flies.
We recently developed a real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) that uses allele-specific TaqMan probes to measure the percentage of heteroplasmic A3243G mutation (10), Although the results were consistent with the results from RFLP analysis, because of nonspecific binding of the mutant TaqMan probe to wild-type target DNA sequences and vice versa, the heteroplasmy showed a significant background (unpublished observation).
But this time they are up against the superbly cast Brian Cox who plays General William Striker who hates mutants and feels it's time the mutant problem was dealt with once and for all.
Stryker orchestrates a devastating assault on X-Men mansion, taking several mutant children and Professor Xavier hostage, and his troops commandeer the Cerebros, a vast spherical chamber used to mentally connect with every mutant around the world.
Forced to flee, its superpowered students and heroes find an unlikely ally in arch-foe Magneto (Sir Ian McKellen) as they fight a plot to kill every mutant on the planet.