Usage examples for Mutations

  1. " I cannot accommodate myself," she said, " to these sudden and violent mutations. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  2. Professor Bateson goes so far as to admit that such large variations or mutations offer more definite material to selection than minute variations too small to make any important difference in survival, but as regards species the important factor is the occurrence of mutations which are inherited and at once form a distinct definite difference between allied species which is not due to selection and has nothing to do with adaptation. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  3. Mutations, on the other hand, only happen to occur from time to time. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  4. But with the internal secretions as the controllable controllers of mutations, the outlook changes. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  5. It is true that mutations seem to occur rather often in grapes, but they are easily confused with variations due to environment and are usually too vague to lay hands on. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  6. They are eternal, spiritual verities of human nature, and record, not only the history of the human race, its mutations and transmutations, but of the individual man and the suffering and delusive joys of his material life. – The-Light-of-Egypt-or-the-science-of-the-soul-and-the-stars-Volume-2 by Burgoyne, Thomas H.
  7. The weather ran through its mutations of heat and cold. – Hoosier Mosaics by Maurice Thompson
  8. That characters do originate by the first of these processes may be considered to be proved by recent researches, and such characters are called mutations. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  9. After gazing intently on the white drift, eagerly making mental notes of any remarkable mutations in the colouring of the thickly strewn eggs, and admiring the fortitude or indifference with which the fledglings endured the sizzling heat, I found myself subject to an optical illusion, for when I looked up and abroad the brightly gleaming sea had been changed to inky purple, the hills of the mainland to black. – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
  10. She was terribly changed, and yet by that strange principle by which we keep our identity through all mutations, Haldane knew that she was the same, and felt that by a glance he could almost trace back her life through its awful descent to the time when she was a beautiful and innocent girl. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  11. But his eyes, which had miraculously escaped injury, could still glow with the old fire, or grow dull and lifeless, giving some index to the mutations of his mind. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  12. It will be seen, therefore, that what is changed in relative position in these mutations is not the actual parts of the body, but merely the characters of those parts. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  13. Morgan proceeds to state clearly what I wish to insist upon concerning mutations. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  14. When we further find that experimenters on living species can bring about such mutations, and when we reflect that there must have been acute disturbances in the surroundings of animals and plants sometimes, we are disposed to think that many a new species may have arisen in this way. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  15. Heredity is not quite complete in the grape, however; for, now and then, sports or mutations appear which are permanent and, if sufficiently different, become a strain of the parent variety or possibly a new variety. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  16. Of course his moral system had undergone all the mutations that are known to be dependent on a change of this important character. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  17. Now there are great mutations in states. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  18. It should become possible to produce new mutations, good and bad, to speed up their production at any rate. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  19. It is an odd example of the mutations of ordinary speech that if we now heard of a judge setting up a mule, we should understand the exact contrary of what was understood by Drayton. – The Battaile of Agincourt by Michael Drayton