Microbiology: Current Research

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Mini Review - Microbiology: Current Research (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2

Evolution and applications of stress-induced mutation

Stress-induced mutation is a process where environmental stressors induce genetic changes in organisms, leading to adaptations that can be beneficial or harmful. This phenomenon has important implications for understanding the mechanisms of evolution and can be applied to various fields, including biotechnology and environmental science. While stress-induced mutation has the potential to create beneficial genetic changes, it also raises concerns about potential risks and unintended consequences. Therefore, it is essential to balance the potential benefits of stress-induced mutation with safety and ethical considerations. Ongoing research on the mechanisms of stress-induced mutation can inform effective safety measures while harnessing its power to create positive impacts.

Author(s): Ken Masayuki

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