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1. the probability that a gene picked at random from a defined population is of a particular type;
2. epidemiologically, the proportion of genes in a population that are of the particular type;
3. statistically, the estimate of either of the foregoing two quantities.
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The frequency of occurrence of an allele in relation to that of other alleles of the same gene in a population.
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allele frequencyA term used in population genetics for the number of copies of a particular allele divided by the number of copies of all alleles at that specific genetic locus in a population of interest. Allele frequency is a measure of a population’s genetic diversity: the higher the allele frequency, the greater the population’s consanguinity.
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gene frequencyThe number of occurrences of a particular gene in a population.
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gene frequencysee ALLELE FREQUENCY.
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