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Descriptor English: Mutation
Descriptor Spanish: Mutación
Descriptor Portuguese: Mutação
Descriptor French: Mutation
Entry term(s): Mutations
Tree number(s): G05.365.590
SP4.102.072.092.693.050.384.065
SP4.102.128
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009154
Scope note: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Annotation: drug-induced mutation = MUTATION (IM) + specific drug with pertinent qualif (IM); radiation-induced mutation = MUTATION (IM) + RADIATION EFFECTS or specific rad term (IM); /drug eff & /rad eff permitted only for eff of drugs or eff of rad on an already mutated organism or after mutation but read text carefully
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Public MeSH Note: 64
History Note: 64
Related: Antimutagenic Agents MeSH
DNA Damage MeSH
Mutagenesis MeSH
Mutagens MeSH
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length MeSH
Suppression, Genetic MeSH
DeCS ID: 9346
Unique ID: D009154
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1964/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Mutation - Preferred
Concept UI M0014275
Scope note Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Preferred term Mutation
Entry term(s) Mutations



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