Mutagens make external effects that are the cause of mutations or chromosomal aberrations. As a result of mutation and chromosomal aberrations, the genetic material of an organism changes and the resultant effects start becoming visible (cannot be seen with the naked human eye).
However, Mutagen has some types that have their own characteristics and symptoms. There are physical mutagens such as radiation and high temperatures. Another type of mutagen is chemical mutagen, such as nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
More precisely, genetic mutation can mean any stable and heritable change in the sequence nucleotide of a genome (human genetic information) or more generally of genetic material, i.e. DNA. A mutation modifies consequently genotype of an individual and may possibly change the phenotype depending on its characteristics and interactions with the environment.
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A carcinogen is a substance, an organism or a radiation; that creates cancerous cells in a living organism. Carcinogen can also generate or promote cancer formation.
Carcinogen called carcinogens or carcinogen and is made up of cancer and Genesis together. The term carcinogen, which is derived from the Latin word cancer, contains all sorts cancers, not just the cancer that is created in a human body.
Carcinogen can also be defined as a chemical complex or simple occupational exposure, risk factors related to lifestyle or physical agents and biological changes in a living organism.
There are several classifications of carcinogenic substances. The overall evaluation of carcinogenicity is based on an agent (which is mostly chemical, and radiation).
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