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allozyme

Genetics
A variant enzyme synthesised from a gene’s codominant alleles (at the same locus), which contrast to isoenzymes performing the same function but encoded by genes located elsewhere in the organism’s genome.

Molecular biology
One of the different forms of an enzyme found in individuals of the same species, due to the presence of multiple alleles in the population.

allozyme

(al′ŏ-zīm″) [ allo- + (en)zyme]
An enzyme that has small substitutions in its genetic coding and protein structure.

allozyme

a form of protein coded by a particular ALLELE at a single gene LOCUS that is detectable by ELECTROPHORESIS.
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Allozyme analysis reveals six species within the Anopheles punctulatus complex mosquitoes in Paupua New Guinea.
In conclusion, by using allozyme and RAPD data we were able to determine that Agalinis auriculata has lower levels of genetic diversity than its more common congeners.
The presence of shared Pgm-i and allozyme alleles suggests that a low level of gene flow might exist between the two species, or alternatively that the two species have retained ancestral polymorphisms.
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In this paper we use allozyme genetic markers and the combined results of several field experiments to explore gene flow and spatiotemporal variation in S.
Previous allozyme studies have observed partitioning of allelic frequencies among localized flocks of Eastern (Boone et al.
Previous allozyme analysis has detected a significant east-west geographical variation pattern among A.
In the present work, allozyme electrophoresis was used to study genetic variation among the five color morphotypes of P.
Genotypic and allelic frequencies were determined by direct counts from allozyme phenotypes, and the resulting data were analyzed by various statistical methods to describe the genetic structure of the Ruditapes decussatus populations.
The main objective of this work is to verify if the allozyme data can be useful to genetically differentiate the four morphotype/species, as well as to estimate the level of genetic variability of the analyzed samples.