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homozygote

 [ho″mo-zi´gōt]
an individual exhibiting homozygosity.
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ho·mo·zy·gote

(hō'mō-zī'gōt),
A homozygous individual.
[homo- + G. zygōtos, yoke]
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homozygote

(hō′mō-zī′gōt′, -mə-, hŏm′ə-)
n.
An organism that has the same alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.
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ho·mo·zy·gote

(hō'mō-zī'gōt)
A homozygous individual.
[homo- + G. zygōtos, yoke]
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homozygote

an individual containing two identical forms of the same GENE in all DIPLOID (1) cells that is capable of pure breeding. Thus if gene A has two alleles, A 1 and A 2, two homozygous types are possible: A1/A1 and A 2/A2. Compare HETEROZYGOTE.
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For the purpose of determining polymorphism, in the amplification plot section, we analyzed whether the sample is homozygote or heterozygote based on the fluorescence of the curve of a particular color.
Tumors had biological characteristics similar to those of GG homozygotes. It was shown that in non-irradiated gut, the GC genotype significantly increases the risk of ulcerative colitis than GG genotype (15).
Additionally, according to G (129) R, the sterile ewes have wild homozygote G allele, while fertile ewes possessed mutant heterozygote G allele.
Likewise, 54Thr allele carriers (homozygous Thr54Thr and heterozygous Ala54Thr genotypes) showed significantly high risk of having MetS as compared to the 54Ala allele carrying subjects (Ala54Ala homozygotes).
Among individuals born in winter, homozygotes for the common allele C had elevated SPQ scores and carriers of the more active T allele demonstrated a lower level of schizotypy.
Wild-type vs homozygote (dashed line) and wild-type vs heterozygote (solid line) are shown.
Even after the production of animals with heterozygous disruption of the gene, the procedure to produce homozygote pigs requires a great deal of cost, time, and labor.
[F.sub.IS] measures the mean excess or deficiency of heterozygotes in the two populations and showed that are an excess of 35.8% of homozygotes. The [F.sub.IT] (0.4917) coefficient showed that if the two populations were united in one there would be an excess of 49.17% of homozygotes.
Although not comparable to other samples reported above, TCAP 10,10 homozygotes have higher [T.sub.m] than 20,20 homozygotes (Table 4).
The proportion of p.C282Y homozygotes identified in population screening who had biopsy-proven cirrhosis was lower than that observed in nonscreening settings but is typically higher than in control subjects (Figure 4).
Associations were tested considering genotypic models (heterozygotes or variant homozygotes versus wild homozygotes), dominant model (heterozygotes and variant homozygotes versus wild homozygotes), and recessive model (variant homozygotes versus wild homozygotes and heterozygotes).