MUTAGENS

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Mutagens are biological, physical or chemical agents that change the genetic materials (inclusive of DNA and RNA molecules) of an organism and thus increase the […]

PROBIOTICS

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the term “probiotics” refers to live microorganisms […]

TYPES OF MUTATION

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Mutation can either be induced by a mutagen or it may occur spontaneously without a mutagen. SPONTANEOUS MUTATION In spontaneous mutation, mutation occurs spontaneously without […]

MUTATION

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The term mutation is derived from the Latin word “mutare” – which means “to change”. Thus, mutation is simply defined as the change in genetic […]

TRANSGENIC ORGANISMS

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Transgenic organisms are those organisms with different sets of genes acquired from a different organism. If genetic material from another species is added to another […]