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supergene

(so͞o′pər-jēn′)
n.
A group of closely linked genes occupying a large chromosomal segment and frequently functioning as a genetic unit.

supergene

a cluster of genes along a chromosome that, while closely located, may have unrelated functions. Supergenes may act as a single unit during RECOMBINATION in meiosis.
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Supergenes are responsible for a wide range of what we see in nature: from the shape of primrose flowers to the colour and pattern of snail shells.
3]], the most characteristic supergene oxide mineral of northern Chile.
There, yellowish to pale lavender crystals to 3 mm were produced from a supergene phosphate zone at a very large Carlin-type gold deposit.
The new zinc plant was completed coincident with the exhaustion of the supergene ore.
It is unclear at this point whether the results are significant bedrock mineralisation indicators or whether they represent some form of minor supergene enrichment.
The company has said that latest assay results indicate 'significant widths of gold-copper mineralisation including near-surface supergene enrichment.
Ceir perfformiadau gan Zabrinski, Swci Boscawen, Supergene ac Amlder - bandiau sydd i gyd o ddalgylch yr Eisteddfod yn Sir Gaerfyrddin.
12:55-1:20 pm The supergene copper minerals of Bisbee, Arizona Richard W.
Chalcocite represents 30 to 60% of the total sulphide content of the supergene material and provides 70 to 90% of the total contained sulphide copper.
5 million tonnes in the copper-enriched supergene layer with a copper grade of 1.
Nevsun currently produces copper concentrates from the Bisha deposit's copper-enriched supergene zone, which overlies a primary sulphide zone containing both zinc and copper.