revertant
noun Date: 1955 a mutant gene, individual, or strain that regains a former capability (as the production of a particular protein) by undergoing further mutation <
yeast revertants
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revertant adjective

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  • révertant — [ revɛrtɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1988; angl. revertant, de to revert « revenir, retourner » ♦ Biol. Dérivé par réversion d une cellule ou d un organisme mutant. révertant [ʀevɛʀtɑ̃] n. m. ÉTYM. 1988; empr. à l angl. revertant (1955), de to revert « revenir,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • revertant — revertant. См. ревертант. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • revertant — re•ver•tant [[t]rɪˈvɜr tnt[/t]] bio adj. 1) gen that has reverted to a previous form by undergoing a second mutation: a revertant strain[/ex] 2) a revertant gene, cell, organism, or strain • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Revertant — In microbial genetics, a revertant is a mutant that has reverted to its former genotype or to the original phenotype by means of a suppressor mutation …   Wikipedia

  • revertant — In microbial genetics, a mutant that has reverted to its former genotype (true reversion) or to the original phenotype by means of a suppressor mutation. [L. revertans, pros.p. of reverto, to turn back] * * * re·ver·tant ri vərt ənt …   Medical dictionary

  • revertant — revertantas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Organizmas, turintis alelį, kuriame įvyko grįžtamoji mutacija. atitikmenys: angl. revertant rus. ревертант …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • revertant — rə̇ˈvərtənt, rēˈ , və̄t noun ( s) Etymology: revert (I) + ant (I) : a mutant gene, individual, or strain that regains a former capability (as the production of a particular protein) by undergoing further mutation yeast revertants • revertant …   Useful english dictionary

  • revertant — /ri verr tnt/, Genetics. n. 1. a gene, organism, or strain that has undergone a back mutation. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a gene, organism, or strain that has undergone a back mutation. [1580 90, for an earlier sense; REVERT + ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • revertant — adjective That has reverted to its former genotype or to the original phenotype by means of a subsequent mutation …   Wiktionary

  • revertant — adj. pertaining to an organism that has reverted to an earlier form or type, of an organism that as undergone backward mutation (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

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