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supergene

(so͞o′pər-jēn′)
n.
A group of closely linked genes occupying a large chromosomal segment and frequently functioning as a genetic unit.

supergene

a cluster of genes along a chromosome that, while closely located, may have unrelated functions. Supergenes may act as a single unit during RECOMBINATION in meiosis.
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Data from Morenci, Ray, Chuquicamata, and Spence provide type examples of supergene enrichment in classic porphyry copper deposits.
Copper mineralizatoin in the Gawuch Formation has been identified in the field: 1) copper mineralization along quartz veins, 2) copper mineralization along foliation planes, 3) disseminated copper mineralization and 4) supergene enrichment of copper (Tahirkheli et al., 1997).
This single supergene also appears important in melanism in other species, including moths.
Porphyry intrusion and hypogene mineralization are controlled by faults, and are followed by supergene enrichment in a semi-arid climate.
It is indeed a cause for celebration, then, that both Skep and solo artist Volente are in the studio recording new material, with plans for a further EP release by Carmarthen's Supergene on the way.
The main stage has gigs by 10 other groups, including local bands Supergene and Zabrinkski, with Powersteppers having the headlining session at 10pm.
Macroscopic vermiculite formation was attributed to either hydrothermal (Morel, 1955) and/or supergene processes (de la Calle and Suquet, 1988; Zhelyaskova-Panayotova et al., 1992, 1993; Fatma Toksoy-Koksal et al., 2001).
Of economic importance was the extent of a supergene enriched copper zone, identified from an intersection of 16.6 m @ 19.5% Cu in the middle of the gravity high.
The weathering of these rocks, if originally mineralised with low grade gold and sulphides, can result in the precipitation of a higher grade 'supergene' and potentially economic gold mineralised residuum, above a more resistant basal layer.
The Domeyko Cordillera and its associated copper mines and prospects are controlled by a series of coastal-parallel, approximately north-south oriented, faults and fault zones, which have played an intimate and intricate part in the evolution and development of the giant deposits located along the belt, including both hypogene (syn-mineral) and supergene (post-mineral) copper deposition.