ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Mutant

An organism or an allele that differs from the wild type because it carries one or more genetic changes in its DNA. A mutant organism may carry mutated gene(s) (= gene mutation); mutated chromosome(s) (= chromosome mutation); or mutated genome(s) (= genome mutation). Also known as a variant.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

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