mutable gene


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mutable gene

[¦myüd·ə·bəl ′jēn]
(genetics)
Any of a class of unstable genes that spontaneously mutate at a sufficiently high rate to produce mosaicism.
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In particular, the mutable genes (TSC1 and TSC2) responsible for the condition were identified, and the role of their respective gene products (harmatin and tuberin) explored.
In particular the mutable genes (TSC1 and TSC2) responsible for the condition were identified and the role of their respective gene products (harmatin and tuberin) explored.