amorph


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amorph

 [a´morf]
an inactive mutant gene, i.e., one that produces no detectable product.

a·morph

(ā'mōrf),
An allele that has no phenotypically recognizable product and therefore its existence can be inferred on molecular evidence only, depending on the subtlety of the means of detection available.
Synonym(s): silent allele
[G. a- neg. + morphē, form, shape]

amorph

(a´morf) a mutant gene that produces no detectable phenotypic effect.

amorph

[ā′môrf, əmôrf′]
Etymology: Gk, a, morphef, not shape
1 a mutant allele that has little or no effect on the expression of a trait. Compare antimorph, hypermorph, hypomorph. amorphic, adj.
2 abbreviation for amorphous.

a·morph

(ā'mōrf)
An allele that has no phenotypically recognizable product and therefore its existence can be inferred on molecular evidence only.
[G. a- neg. + morphē, form, shape]

amorph

an inactive mutant gene, i.e. one that produces no detectable effect.
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Comparison of use of phenotypic and genotypic characteristics for identification of species of the amorph genus Candida and related teleomorph yeast species.
Here we identify and characterize the presence of amorph ous calcium carbonate and amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) in one of the more intensively studied biomineralizing systems.
Harzburgites have granular, amorph granular and Milonite textures and amorph Olivine 70-80%), amorph Orthopyroxene (15-25%), Clinopiroxine (5%) and Chrome Spinel (less than 2%) and Menitite crystals are seen in their mineralogy composition.