genetic determinant


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ge·net·ic de·ter·mi·nant

any antigenic determinant or identifying characteristic, particularly those of allotypes.
Synonym(s): genetic marker

ge·net·ic de·ter·mi·nant

(jĕ-net'ik dĕ-tĕr'mi-nănt)
Any antigenic determinant or identifying characteristic, particularly those of allotypes.

ge·net·ic de·ter·mi·nant

(jĕ-net'ik dĕ-tĕr'mi-nănt)
Any antigenic identifying characteristic.
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Genetic determinants of virulence, antibiogram and altered biotype among the Vibrio cholerae O1 isolates from different cholera outbreaks in India.
So we have to work hard to understand the genetic determinants of these complex diseases, and presumably what we are going to learn from the mouse can be transposed to the human being, because we share ninety-eight percent of our genes with the mouse.
But, "because the genetic determinants responsible for bird-to-human transmission are still undetermined, the ability of different strains to infect humans is not understood," the authors said.
Pharmacogenetics and Individualized Therapy offers thorough coverage of the study of the genetic determinants of drug response at the single gene leveland its impact on pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, and clinical practice.
The aim of the project is to identify urine metabolite profiles associated with risk of diabetes and thyroid disease and to investigate pathogenetic pathways by identifying genetic determinants of these metabolites.
Chapters assume no specialist knowledge or technical background and discuss a framework for investigating genetic determinants in complex human diseases such as diabetes and asthma; the basic theory and methods of linkage and association studies; linkage analysis and family-based methods used to map genetic loci that predispose disease; association analysis and design methods for studies; and the structure of the human genome as related to single nucleotide polymorphisms and linkage disequilibrium and application to mapping disease genes.
Composite transposons and other genetic determinants also considered to be located in specific mobile elements such as macrolide (either encoding methylases [erm genes] or efflux pumps [mef genes]) and tetracycline resistance determinants (tet genes) have been found among streptococcal species of human origin.
The section closes with two chapters that discuss the importance of genetic determinants to nutrition and drug addiction/abuse.
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Accordingly, the principles aims of PlantMYCcellWall, are to address a previously unexplored but timely area on plant cell wall modifications during AM symbiosis and on the plant genetic determinants and hormonal signaling that regulate the AM fungus growth through the plant cell wall.
The epidemiologists attribute the growth in the prevalent cases of asthma to changing population demographics in all the markets, except for the US and the UK, where this growth is also attributed to trends in both genetic determinants and environmental factors.
Clearly, the genetic determinants underlying life expectancies are complex, but as we unravel this complexity we draw closer to the day where we might use the genetic information .