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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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The three separate cases in Denmark, Japan, and Hong Kong appear to have the same spontaneous mutation but do not appear to have reassorted with seasonal influenza viruses, he said.
We report detection of subtype H1N1 virus isolates that became resistant to amantadine and oseltamivir because of genetic reassortment and spontaneous mutation.
Topics include molecular systematics and speciation, ecological diversity and biogeography, evolution of fungal self and non-self recognitions systems, fundamentals of fungal molecular population genetics, molecular population genetics of various groups of fungi, the inheritance and evolution of fungal mitochondrial genes and genomes, the evolution and molecular mechanisms of resistance to antifungal drugs, the rates and effects of spontaneous mutation affecting genotypic and phenotypic traits, and the evolution of a fungal laboratory model system.
Alterations in antibiotic target sites can occur through spontaneous mutation of a bacterium's own genetic material, acquisition of DNA from another bacterium, and acquisition of DNA fragments, known as plasmids, which can travel from one type of bacterium to another.
Spontaneous mutation rates to new length alleles at tandem repetitive hypervariable loci in human DNA.
Sporadic dysplastic nevus syndrome is a spontaneous mutation that increases the relative risk of malignancy up to 46 times that of the general population, he said.
Most are inherited but the disorder can also occur through spontaneous mutation of a gene.
Strain Spontaneous Mutation Induced Fold Induction Fold Frequency (S) Frequency (I) (I/S) (120 [micro]g/ml adriamycin) TA7001 3.
Then, a spontaneous mutation in a prostate cell must have deactivated the other copy, permitting the cell to avoid suicide and divide without limits.

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