complementary genes


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complementary genes

Nonallelic, independently located genes, neither of which will be expressed in the absence of the other.
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complementary genes

Genes which, although not alleles, perform similar or opposing functions. Complementary genes may cooperate in the production of an effect or they may tend to oppose its production.
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Results showed that its resistance to CYR18 and 2E16 are all controlled by three recessive complementary genes, and the results of reciprocal crosses were the same, indicating that the resistance is inherited by nucleus.
Seedling resistance identification showed that there were three recessive complementary genes in Early Premium controlling resistance to 2E16.
Complementary gene interactions are, of course, well known: in Drosophila melanogaster, for instance, many mutations that are viable "by themselves" are lethal when combined, e.
Our results show that it is impossible to assess how population structure affects the time required for the evolution of postzygotic isolation without considering the mechanics of complementary gene action.
Complementary genes for resistance to Puccinia recondita tritici in Triticum aestivum 11.

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