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expression

 [eks-presh´un]
1. the aspect or appearance of the face as determined by the physical or emotional state.
2. the act of squeezing out or evacuating by pressure.
gene expression
1. the flow of genetic information from gene to protein.
2. the process, or the regulation of the process, by which the effects of a gene are manifested.
3. the manifestation of a heritable trait in an individual carrying the gene or genes that determine it.

gene ex·pres·sion

1. the detectable effect of a gene.
2. appearance of an inherited trait; for many genetic (for example, recessiveness, hypostasis, parastasis) and environmental (the absence of pertinent challenges) reasons, a gene may not be expressed at all. In those circumstances, it will have no impact on Darwinian evolution.

gene expression

Genetics The process by which a gene's coded information is translated into the structures present and operating in the cell. See Gene, mRNA, Protein, RNA, Transcription, Translation, tRNA.

gene ex·pres·sion

(jēn eks-presh'ŭn)
1. The detectable effect of a gene.
2. Appearance of an inherited trait; for many reasons, a gene may not be expressed at all.

gene expression

the processes effecting the transfer of information encoded in the GENE to the functional gene product (PROTEIN or RNA). Generally, gene expression is equated with the processes of TRANSCRIPTION and TRANSLATION. However, where the gene product is RNA only transcription is involved. A gene that is expressed is an active gene.