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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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However, people with these diseases who also carry the beneficial natural mutation known as British-198 have reduced symptoms, because the mutation switches on the fetal hemoglobin gene normally turned off after birth.
In line with these findings, several natural mutations (including point and deletion mutations) also leads to increased muscle mass in Piedmontese, Belgian Blue bovine, sheep and dog (Kambadur et al., 1997; Clop et al., 2006; Mosher et al., 2007).
Lower capacity for genetic diversity can lead ultimately to extinction, although diversity can come from other sources such as natural mutation and genetic drift.
Sweet Sensation[R] was first discovered as a natural mutation on a farm in the north of Holland in 1992.
In one experiment, the team showed that male fruitflies that could not sense cVA, either because of a natural mutation or genetic engineering, could not differentiate between mated and virgin females.