A “simple bout of flu” is incapable of mutating into an Ebola infection.
Mid-90s Gallic nuclear testing is blamed for mutating a native iguana species of Tahiti.
Her body became a mutating “canvas,” manifesting reactions such as hives, rashes, swelling, and stomach pains.
But the average wing-length of the offspring of the two mutating individuals will be 20 inches.
The great majority, however, are not at present in the mutating state.
The classical example of a mutating plant is the evening primrose of the species Oenothera lamarckiana.
De Vries cites several other instances of plants in a mutating state.
The name mutations or mutating variability is then given to the changes in the specific characters.
We can, says De Vries, ascertain only by experiment which plants are in the mutating state and which are not.
These instances would seem to indicate that cattle are what De Vries would call “in a mutating state” in that part of the world.