To mutate is to change in some way. When you mutate a gene, you change the way that it works.

  • The virus mutates quickly, which is why it's so difficult to find a cure.

  • The plant mutates when it's exposed to the sunshine.

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Example Sentences for mutates

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    It's the nature of language to change and to mutate.

  • 2

    The mutation also induced changes in the nestling.

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    When the DNA sequence of the region is not mutated, this change is reversible.

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    These are the dangers of mutating.

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    It's not clear with the mutation of the pronunciation.

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    The males are free of the mutation.

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    The mutation is autosomal and recessive.

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    Mutations in the gene variegate animals.

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    The chemicals mutate the Scorpion into a giant.

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    The mutation is caused by genetic problems.