genomic stress

genomic stress

[jə¦nōm·ik ′stres]
(genetics)
Any influence that may disrupt the stability of the genome by fostering chromosome damage or mutation, such as environmental factors or altered genetic background.
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At lower concentrations (< 25 [micro]M), evidence of genomic stress can be observed in the form of nuclear accumulation of p53, but apoptosis is not generally seen (Dong 2002).
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