GLOSSARY: Mutagenesis

Mutagenesis is defined as the induction of mutation in the genetic material of an organism; researchers may use physical or chemical means to cause mutations that improve the production of capabilities of organisms. There are the following types of mutagenesis: Directed mutagenesis, Insertional mutagenesis, PCR mutagenesis, Signature tagged mutagenesis, Site-directed mutagenesis and Transposon mutagenesis.