Intercalating agents, such as ethidium bromide and proflavine, are molecules that
may insert between bases in DNA, ...
Mutagenic agents. I. electromagnetic radiation. a. x-rays and gamma rays. cause
breaks in phosphodiester bonds and result chromosome mutations like ...
Mutagenic agents can be classified into three categories: physical (e.g., gamma
rays), chemical (e.g., ethyl methane sulphonate) and transposable elements ...
Mutagenesis is the process of inducing mutations. Mutations may occur due to
exposure to natural mutagens such as ultraviolet (UV) light, to industrial or ...
Noninduced Mutagenic Agents. Environmental agents can influence the mutation
rate not only by increasing it, but also by decreasing it. For example ...
An agent, such as a chemical, ultraviolet light, or a radioactive element, that can
induce or increase the frequency of mutation in an organism.
A BBC Bitesize secondary school revision resource for Higher Biology on
mutations: gene and chromosome mutations, mutagenic agents, polyploidy.
Full Answer. Mutagens are natural or human-made agents that have the ability to
alter the structure or the sequence of human DNA. They cause mutations to ...
There is growing concern that these agents may be significantly contributing to
the health burden of man by increasing the frequency of genetic diseases.
Mutagenic Agents. H. V. MALLING AND J. S. WASSOM. I. INTRODUCTION. 4.
The biochemical processes which ensure the stability of genetic material.