Definition of Mutant gene
1. Noun. A gene that has changed so that the normal transmission and expression of a trait is affected.
Specialized synonyms: Cftr, Cystic Fibrosis Transport Regulator
Medical Definition of Mutant gene
1. A gene that has been changed from an ancestral type, not necessarily in the current generation. See: mutant, mutation. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Mutant gene
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1. Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice: Proceedings of the by National Research Council Staff, ebrary, Inc, National Research Council, International Committee, Commission on Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (1999)
"Individual mice within an inbred mutant strain are essentially genetically identical to each other except for the mutant gene being studied. ..."
2. National Plan for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders edited by Lewis L. Judd (2000)
"Such variability in symptoms suggests that other genes may either enhance or reduce the effects of a particular mutant gene. ..."
3. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"Thus, persons who inherit the mutant gene from one parent and the normal gene from the other parent (heterozygous individuals), as well as those who inherit ..."
4. Gene Expression in Algae and Fungi Including Yeast: Bibliography January by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (2001)
"When the cells are switched to glucose medium at 37 degrees C, however, the wild-type gene turns off, the mutant gene turns on, and secretory vesicles ..."