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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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If 80 percent of the genome were functional, unrealistically high birth rates would be required to sustain the population even if the deleterious mutation rate were at the low end of estimates, Graur found.
Otherwise, the mutation rate was increased to allow chromosomes to change towards a better population.
However, the correlation of IDO1 expression in population with a low mutation rate of the APC gene remains unknown.
34) This remarkable increase of M694V mutation rate in AS patients compared to healthy individuals is associated with the fact that M694V mutation is seen in cases which show the highest penetration and most severe clinical course compared to other mutations.
Whether a chromosome is selected, it is determined by the mutation rate [p.
The four principal GA parameters, namely, population size, number of generations, crossover rate and mutation rate were analyzed.
Because the ancient wolf's DNA is time-stamped, the researchers could compare it with modern canine DNA to calculate the mutation rate for dogs and wolves.
We previously estimated the mutation rate of 1 of the strains tested al [approximately equal to]1 x KW (3), which is within the range typically reported for acquisition of rifampin resistance by strains from Beijing and other lineages of M.
However, most did not know important facts about these conditions, including their inheritance pattern, the new mutation rate, and the value of genetic testing for at-risk relatives.
In other words, a chromosome is modified according to a pre-determined mutation rate in order to produce an offspring that is nonexistent in the population.
Dr Martin Fieder, from Vienna University, who carried out the research, said that every 16 years the mutation rate doubles, adding that they found 25 mutations per sperm in a 20-year-old but at age 40 this was 65 mutations.