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genes

agents of heredity, each located at a specific site as part of the DNA macromolecule of a specific chromosome, in the nucleus of body cells. genotype an individual's complete genetic endowment (specific genome) in the form of DNA, which largely, but not entirely, determines the individual's unique characteristics, known as the phenotype. See also performance genes.

genes

functional units of heredity and biological function occupying specific loci on specific chromosomes
  • autosomal genes genes located on any chromosome other than sex (X or Y) chromosomes

  • recessive genes see autosomal-recessive inheritance

  • sex-linked genes genes located on sex (X or Y) chromosomes

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Chromosome - Threadlike strand DNA and protein that contains genes.
News stories appear almost daily about advances in knowledge of human genes and genetic diseases.
Kay will talk about future uses for RNAi gene therapy at the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences annual meeting in San Francisco during a session titled "RNAi for emerging pandemics and biosecurity.
The number of common polymorphisms is similar to that of other average genes, with 41% of the total (46 of 112 SNPs) having an MAF > 5% in the PDR 90 panel.
We need to be superwary about trusting mitochondrial genes when it comes to reconstructing an organism's family tree," she says.
These data indicate that the serotype Paratyphi B strain contains SGI1 at the same chromosomal location as in serotype Typhimurium DT 104 or serotype Agona, that is, between the thdf and yidY genes, but lacks the retron sequence found in DT 104 strains and other serotype Typhimurium strains (7,8).
In practice, though, it is very, very difficult to get those genes into a large number of cells.
Gene expression profiles associated with inflammation, fibrosis, and cholestasis in mouse liver after Griseofulvin.
Adding bits of DNA to some organisms, including fungi, plants, and worms, seemed to snuff out the activity of selected genes.
Final evidence for classifying the putative OPmV in a distinct phylogenetic group is the fact that the nucleotide sequences of its genes do not show substantial similarity to other paramyxoviruses (data not shown).
The TGase I promoter is available through RCT's Gene Expression Technologies (GET) licensing program, which offers systems and components for gene expression at affordable costs.
The bases work like letters that combine to spell out "words" or genes.