Definition of Induced Mutation

The induced mutation is a mutation that is resulted due to some environmental agent. A mutation is any change that has occurred in the sequence of the DNA and it may pass from one generation to the other. The mutations can be used in producing genetic variations and it has become feasible to produce crops with desirable characteristics such as disease resistant crops.


No foreign genetic particle is added inro the genome in order to bring about mutation as is done in the phenomenon of recombinant DNA technology. These mutations are induced by the help of chemical mutagens, ionizing radiations, etc.


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