cytogene


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plas·ma·gene

(plaz'mă-jēn),
A determinant of an inherited character located in the cytoplasm.
Synonym(s): cytogene
[plasma + gene]

cytogene

[sī′təjēn]
Etymology: Gk, kytos + genein, to produce
a self-replicating particle within the cytoplasm of a cell that is derived from genes in the nucleus and is capable of transmitting hereditary information.

cytogene

A nonspecific, older term referring to a self-replicating fragment of DNA or chromosome located in the cytoplasm.
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An outbreak of gastroenteritis and fever due to Listeria mono cytogenes in milk.