Translation of "mutation" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /mjuːˈteɪ.ʃən/ us

[ no plural ] the way in which genes change and produce permanent differences

It is well known that radiation can cause mutation.

a permanent change in an organism, or the changed organism itself

Environmental pressures encourage genes with certain mutations to persist and others to die out.
These plants carry the mutation for red flowers.

(Translation of “mutation” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)