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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In addition to Otop1, there are two other related genes in vertebrates (Otop2 and Otop3), and this gene family is represented in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
We used GST gene family as an instance for exploration (Supplementary Table SII).
Apart from MLO gene family, other resistance gene RPW8 works against the powdery mildew disease inArabidopsis which has an amino terminal transmembrane domain and CC domain.
MADS-box is an allotypic gene family that is widely distributed in most species of the biological world.
The vir gene family corresponds to 10% of the coding sequences comprising of 12 subfamilies christened from A to L varying in their extent of allele polymorphism and the remaining 82 genes could not be clustered.
2011), and these CLO genes constituted a small gene family in two species.
Taking together the previous results with the gene family identified in this study, the EPHA4 gene which effects litter size has the possibility of affecting litter size in monotocous species.
Protein kinase CK2, one of a large gene family that includes over 500 enzymes, is singled out for study because of its significance in the generation of the human phosphoproteome and for its part in cancer and other disease development.
TYDC gene family involve 8 coding region which are categorize in two groups.
Identification and characterization of two new members of the GRAS gene family in rice responsive to N-acetylchitooligosaccharide elicitor.
Other subjects addressed include gene expression regulation in the developing brain, a bioinformatical approach to the analysis of viral and cellular internal ribosome entry sites, and analysis of gene family expression in African endemic- and AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.
Additionally, this study highlights the evolutionary significance of the fact that a single transporter gene family can produce diverse physiological functions depending upon context (e.