Dictionary > Zygotic-effect gene

Zygotic-effect gene

Definition
noun, plural: zygotic-effect genes
(1) Any of the genes expressed in the early embryo.
(2) Any of the genes expressed from the genome of the zygote itself.
Supplement
The term zygotic are used to refer genes expressed from the zygote‘s genome in contrast to the maternal-effect genes expressed solely from the genome of the mother, or the paternal-effect genes expressed solely from the genome of the father.
In Drosophila embryogenesis, zygotic genes can be classified into segmentation genes, (i.e. gap genes, pair-rule genes, and segment polarity genes) and homeotic genes.
Also called: zygotic gene

Compare: maternal-effect gene, paternal-effect gene.


You will also like...

Types and Causes of Brain Damage
Types and Causes of Brain Damage

This tutorial describes the different types and causes of brain damage. Find out how genetics, physical injury, lack of ..

Human gastrointestinal tract
Human Biology – Food and Digestion

This tutorial recognizes the importance of food as a source of energy that will fuel many biological processes. A good d..

river
Running Water Freshwater Communities

This tutorial introduces flowing water communities, which bring new and dithering factors into the equation for possible..

Physiological Homeostasis
Physiological Homeostasis

Homeostasis is essential to maintain conditions within the tolerable limits. Otherwise, the body will fail to function p..

Control of body movement
Control of Body Movement

Some of the body movements can be controlled at will, others cannot. The body has a motor program, which is the pattern ..

Electromagnetic spectrum of a brain
Sleep and Dreams – Neurology

While learning and intelligence are associated with the functions of a conscious mind, sleep and dreams are activities o..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics