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The bacteria mutated and is now resistant to the antibiotic.
  the process of changing the inheritable genetic structure of an organism
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  • The bacteria mutated and is now resistant to the antibiotic.
  • I’m not a scientist, but could it be mutating or something?
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Leaking sacks of mutated maggots?
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • "The radiation might have mutated the genetic material hundreds of years ago, but there wouldn’t be any trace of it now."
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • He descends into dreams in which Frederick’s mother mutates into a leering, small-mouthed demon and lowers Dr. Hauptmann’s triangles over his head.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But instead there I was stuck in this mutated version of my old life where everyone had grown-up just enough to forget about me.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • The problem is that in response to antibiotics, bacteria can mutate or change.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • A mutated glowworm?
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • He fired a cannonball spider at the doors of the factory; in midair it mutated from ball to massive black spider and tore through the doors.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • He could tell Ron, though; Ron had caused a dinner plate to mutate into a large mushroom and had no idea how it had happened.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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  • When there was an adult scandal in one group, it almost always filtered down to the children in some wildly mutated form or other, but it rarely jumped to the other group.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Do you think they hide because they’ve mutated and don’t look …. human anymore?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • —Papa Mack stiffened as a wave of nausea rolled over him and then just as quickly mutated into anger.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • The figures of Dick and herself, mutating, undefined, appeared as spooks caught up into a fantastic dance.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • His adolescent physique and childlike face had drastically mutated when he flooded his young body with experimental growth hormones and steroids.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • It was when it showed up, and even now this virus that can mutate in infinite ways to thwart nearly any treatment eludes our efforts to corral it.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I’m not some ugly, mutated beast.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Now the fire was mutating, forming a gigantic pack of fiery beasts: Flaming serpents, chimaeras, and dragons rose and fell and rose again, and the detritus of centuries on which they were feeding was thrown up into the air into their fanged mouths, tossed high on clawed feet, before being con-sumed by the inferno.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In 1956, she decided to stage a festival to mark the centenary of George Bernard Shaw’s birth, and then began putting out a newspaper devoted to Shaw, which mutated into an underground, alternative weekly called The Paper.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • This whole idea of mutated bacteria seemed farfetched and unlikely to the Wildfire people.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • From all this awareness we must select, and what we select and call consciousness is never the same as the awareness because the process of selection mutates it.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • After passing through an intermediate zone of short evergreens and everblues, then after climbing again through dense strands of mutated lodgepole pines and triaspen, we came into the flame forest proper with its groves of tall prometheus, trailers of ever present phoenix, and round stands of amber !ambents.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The warmth in Rémy’s throat, however, mutated quickly to an uncomfortable heat.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • They thought it was a good thing, a vaccine, but it mutated under intense heat and became a virus.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Do you think there’s really some giant mutated grizzly out there?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • E. coli 0157:H7 is a mutated version of a bacterium found abundantly in the human digestive system.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • She laughed softly, but the laughter mutated into a cough that she couldn’t easily suppress.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • They’re delivering vials of some mutated virus there—it shouldn’t take all night.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • Everyone gets all mutated?
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Many of them had mutated.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • But a neodog is not a talking dog; he is not a dog at all, he is an artificially mutated symbiote derived from dog stock.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Science has taught us that normal genes in cells can be damaged or mutated to become deadly "oncogenes" that result in cancer.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Violence against women is also constantly mutating into new forms.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Surely he understood that her signature might not have survived, or that it might not work on the mutated vaccine.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • They looked like they’d been grown and nurtured in colossal vats, a jumble of mutated cells that had been made to grow around a mechanical core until the machinery and engines were subsumed and buried within living tissues.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The Ebola virus, in its Sudan incarnation, retreated to the heart of the bush, where undoubtedly it lives to this day, cycling and cycling in some unknown host, able to shift its shape, able to mutate and become a new thing, with the potential to enter the human species in a new form.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • She thought of the prehistoric reptiles that came mutating out of the slime and the insects with chromosome damage poking from the desert near some test site, ants the size of bookmobiles—these were movies for the drive-ins of the fifties, a boy and girl yanking at each other’s buckles and snaps while the bomb footage unfurls and the giant leeches and scorpions appear on the horizon, all radioactive and seeking revenge, and the fleeing crowds, of course, because in the end these…
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Mutated fruit trees.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Everyone thinks it’s a vaccine, but it mutates under intense heat and will ravage the world sometime in 2010.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • This Raison Vaccine is going to mutate and kill us all like a bunch of rats?
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • when we first met her, with students at her school (Nicholas D. Kristof) As the days passed, Mukhtar’s attitude mutated from humiliation to rage.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Mutating, adapting, strengthening—who knows.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • I also know that the Raison Vaccine will mutate under extreme heat and become quite deadly.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • It was a vaccine that mutated into a virus under extreme heat.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • It mutates under extreme heat and becomes a virus that we believe may have far-reaching implications.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • We will start with these mutated poverty grasses.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • We need you to identify this back door, verify that it hasn’t mutated with the vaccine, and then create the virus that will turn the Raison Strain off.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • To see the results of their mutated plague virus?
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • The vaccine never would have mutated because no natural cause would ever produce a heat high enough to trigger the mutation.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
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