biopython v1.71.0 Bio.GA.Mutation.Simple.ConversionMutation

Potentially mutate any item to another in the alphabet.

This just performs switching mutation — changing one gene of a genome to any other potential gene, at some defined frequency. If the organism is determined to mutate, then the alphabet item it is equally likely to switch to any other letter in the alphabet.

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Inititialize a mutator

Mutate the organism’s genome

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Inititialize a mutator.


  • mutation_rate — The chance of a mutation happening at any position in the genome.

Mutate the organism’s genome.