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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Chen, "Genome-wide analysis of auxin response factor gene family members in medicinal model plant Salvia miltiorrhiza," Biology Open, vol.
Arabidopsis WRKY family has 74 members (Ulker and Somssich, 2004), rice WRKY gene family has 109 members (Song et al., 2010), papaya WRKY gene family includes 66 genes, sorghum WRKY gene family has 68 genes (Pandey and Somssich, 2009), pinus WRKY gene family has 80 members, poplar WRKY gene family has 104 members, barley WRKY gene family includes more than 45 and the present studies report 177 WRKY genes (Fig.
vivax merozoite surface protein-3alpha and define a new gene family. Mol Biochem Parasitol 2001; 115: 41-53.
They are encoded by a highly variable gene family. Because of their importance in wheat flour quality and the difficulties in discriminating them using traditional SDS-PAGE techniques, it was convenient to identify different LMW-GS alleles using allele-specific markers.
Sea urchin forkhead gene family: phylogeny and embryonic expression.
The IAP gene family is the only known intrinsic inhibitor of these enzymes, and as such plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and survival of cells.
It remains a significant and challenging bioinformatic task just to pick out and properly match up all the primary DNA components of the genes in a gene family, the codons that make amino acids, and the regulatory sites that control the expression of the gene, so that we can begin to study the molecular evolution of a gene family.
To date, the function of the CHS gene remains unknown, although it may be similar to Vps 15 and may be part of a novel gene family.
Genes in the SQUAMOSA promoter-binding protein (SBP-box) gene family encode SBP proteins, which perform a variety of regulatory functions that are involved in leaf development, vegetative phase change, flower and fruit development, plant architecture, sporogenesis, gibberellic acid signaling, and toxin response [4].
These proteins are encoded by a multi-copy gene family called var.
They also saw evidence of this gene family in wolves, meaning that it didn't develop exclusively in dogs after the two species diverged, and may have expanded more recently after domestication.