What is mutant?

  • (noun): An animal that has undergone mutation.
    See also — Additional definitions below


In biology and especially genetics, a mutant is an individual, organism, or new genetic character, arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the creation of a new character or trait not found in the wild type. The natural occurrence of genetic mutations is integral to the process of evolution. The study of mutants is an integral part of biology; by understanding the effect that a mutation in a gene has, it is possible to establish the normal function of that gene.

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Saint Anna (comics) - Jon Spectre
... wiki Jon Spectre at the Comic Book DB Jon Spectre at the Grand Comics Database Jon Spectre is a mutant who exists in an alternate future in the Marvel Comics universe ... Within the context of the stories, Jon Spectre is a mutant with the capability to turn his body intangible ... Born in a future when mutants, humans and Apocalypse fought with each other ...
Mutant, Texas: Tales Of Sheriff Ida Red
... Mutant, Texas Tales of Sheriff Ida Red is a four-issue comic book miniseries created by Paul Dini and illustrated by J ... a seemingly normal 16-year-old orphan who develops amazing mutant powers ...
Third Summers Brother - Apocalypse
... Katherine Anne, had a love affair with a nameless woman, possibly a mutant, and left her before she discovered that she was pregnant ... Shortly after the woman gives birth to a powerful mutant, the boy is taken from her, stolen by a mysterious time-traveling figure from the future, who goes back into the past and abandons the child, who knew ... who found and raised him, En Sabah Nur, the mutant to be known as Apocalypse ...
Agent (comics) - Administrator
... an enemy of Wolverine who is the leader of the Watchtower, an organization hoping to "cure" all mutants of their powers in the Marvel Comics universe ... Within the context of the stories, Administrator was born a mutant, and grew up being made fun of and abused by his peers ... to prevent what was done to him to other mutants ...
Mutant Chronicles
... Mutant Chronicles is a pen-and-paper role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic world, originally published in 1993 ... Mutant Chronicles was developed by the Swedish company Target Games as a successor of their earlier Mutant RPG series ...

More definitions of "mutant":

  • (adj): Tending to undergo or resulting from mutation.
    Example: "A mutant gene"
  • (noun): (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration.
    Synonyms: mutation, variation, sport