modifying gene


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modifying gene

[mod′ifī′ing]
Etymology: L, modus, measure; Gk, genein, to produce
a gene that alters or influences the expression function of another gene, including the suppression or reduction of the usual function of the modified gene. Also called modification allele.

modifying gene

A gene that influences or alters the expression of other genes.
See also: gene
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