gene family


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gene family

group of genes related by sequence similarity.

gene fam·i·ly

(jēn fam'i-lē)
Group of genes related by sequence similarity.

gene family

A group of genes that codes for related proteins.

gene family

A group of genes whose exons are related, having been derived from an ancestral gene.
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The aminoacyl tRNA synthetase gene family is required for life as an essential component of protein synthesis, from bacteria to fruit flies to rodents to humans.
The monotocous species-specific orthologous gene family and polytocous species-specific orthologous gene family were obtained from orthologous information of 319,682 genes of 16 species including in-paralogs.
As the Bc1-2 gene family stops cells undergoing suicide this makes cells more resistant to anti-cancer drugs.
The alpha-tubulin gene family was selected for these studies because of the biological significance and tractability of tubulin in the gametophyte generation of ferns and because of the new insights that may be gained for genomics by studying them.
The bdr gene family is a large, polymorphic, plasmid-carried, paralogous gene family of unknown function that was originally identified in B.
IBM and NNSA's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will jointly design a new supercomputer in the Blue Gene family.
We know that there are genes that express dsRNA and microRNAs, and that this gene family in humans is about 250 genes, and many of these genes are conserved.
6) The prototype of this gene family (EphA1) was isolated from an erythropoietin-producing hepatoma cell line.
By developing compounds which act on the CYP26 gene family, treatment of diseases such as cancer, as well as skin diseases such as acne and psoriasis, may be possible.
His research focuses on the role of the kallikrein gene family as cancer markers.
The new report "is a highly encouraging finding and will definitely focus the interest of autism researchers on this gene family," she says.
If you have two members of a gene family but expressing themselves in two different tissues, then a crossbred plant could contain both of the genes and may therefore be better off.