mutation rate

in biotechnology
The frequency (\(\text{h}^{-1}\)) with which a @M04074@ occurs within a organism or @G02604@. In general, rates of spontaneous @M04074@ vary between one in \(10^{4}\) and one in \(10^{8}\) per gene per generation, and can be considerably increased by mutagens.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 161 [Terms] [Paper]