Mutation

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Since new alleles occur due to the mutation events, there is natural correlation between the degree of polymorphism and the underlined mutations rate of any given locus; i.e., the higher the mutation rate is, the more variable the locus is [6].
No new DNA information is added in a mutation event to make it magically into an "evolved species." Greater degradations in any DNA will ultimately, over time, cause the extinction of that creature.
"The polydactyly trait probably arose as a spontaneous mutation, and a polydactyl kitten from two normal-toed parents may represent a new mutation event, " explains Dr.
The life forms would have died off if not for a mutation event that enabled life forms to actually capture sunlight.