insertion mutagenesis

insertion mutagenesis

[in′sər·shən ‚myüd·ə‚jen·ə·səs]
(cell and molecular biology)
Gene alteration due to insertion of unusual nucleotide sequences from sources such as transposons, viruses, or synthetic deoxyribonucleic acid.
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Insertion mutagenesis of the VncS gene produces a tolerant phenotype in the laboratory strain R6.