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Gene

A gene is the fundamental, physical, and functional unit of heredity. The genes make up the sequences of DNA (genotypes).... Read More

SELFISH GENE – selfish to persist

What is a selfish gene? A selfish gene is not a gene that makes an individual selfish. In fact, it may even be involved in... Read More

Genetic drift

Genetic Drift Definition What is genetic drift in simple terms? The simple definition of genetic drift ( also referred to... Read More

Gene amplification

Definition noun, plural: gene amplifications The process of duplicating a particular gene, causing the gene to increase in... Read More

CRISPR DIY – biohacking genes at home

Have you ever thought of changing yourself for the better -- genetically-speaking? Lately, CRISPR company has been selling a... Read More

CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor

CRISPR as a gene-editing tool made a prodigious leap forward in science. In 2015, it was heralded as Science’s 2015... Read More

Gene flow

Definition noun The movement and exchange of genes or alleles from one population of species to another Supplement Gene flow... Read More

Zygotic-effect gene

Definition noun, plural: zygotic-effect genes (1) Any of the genes expressed in the early embryo. (2) Any of the genes... Read More

Vertical gene transfer

Definition noun (genetics) The transfer of genes from parents to offspring Supplement Gene transfer refers to the movement... Read More

Sex-determining Region Y gene

Definition noun The gene that codes for the SRY protein, which is associated with the testicular development in many male... Read More

Pair-rule gene

Definition noun A segmentation gene whose expression subdivides the embryo into a series of stripes, and sets the boundaries... Read More

Gene transfer

Definition noun, plural: gene transfers The transfer of genes between organisms Supplement Gene transfer pertains to the... Read More

Gene pool

Definition noun, plural: gene pools (population genetics) The total number of genes of every individual in an interbreeding... Read More

Regeneration in humans – Finding the gene switch

Regeneration in humans is much more limited compared in other animals. Say for instance when one lost a limb, much as well... Read More

Maternal-effect gene

Definition noun, plural: maternal-effect genes (1) A gene from the mother's genome in which its phenotype in the zygote is... Read More

Zygotic gene

Definition noun, plural: zygotic genes Any of the developmental genes transcribed from the DNA of the zygote. Supplement In... Read More

Molecular Biology of the Gene, Fifth Edition, by J.D. Watson and others

Molecular Biology of the Gene, Fifth Edition      ... Read More

Additive genes

Definition noun Genes that code for the same function or trait and their effects work together on the... Read More

Molecular Biology of the Gene 5th Ed. by J.D. Watson et al.

Molecular Biology of the Gene, Fifth Edition      ... Read More

Regulatory gene

Definition noun, plural: regulatory genes A gene that is involved in the production of a substance that controls or... Read More

Pleiotropy

Pleiotropy Definition When one single gene starts affecting multiple traits of living organisms, this phenomenon is known... Read More

Polygene

Definition noun, plural: polygenes A group of genes that produces a specific phenotype or trait only when expressed... Read More

TDF gene

Definition noun An abbreviation for testis-determining factor gene, a gene that codes for testis-determining factor in... Read More

Gap gene

Definition noun, plural: gap genes Any of the segmentation genes whose expression results in the formation of gaps in the... Read More

Hox gene

Definition noun, plural: Hox genes Any of the developmental control genes involved in establishing the anterior-posterior... Read More

Y-linked gene

Definition noun, plural: Y-linked genes A gene located on the Y chromosome Supplement Y chromosome is the male chromosome of... Read More

Gene gun

Definition noun A method of transferring large molecules such as DNA into the cell by coupling the DNA to a nanoparticle of... Read More

Maternal gene

Definition noun, plural: maternal genes (1) A gene from the mother's genome in which its expression on the phenotype of the... Read More

Segment polarity gene

Definition noun A segmentation gene whose function is to define the anterior and posterior polarities within each embryonic... Read More

Gene regulation

Definition noun The modulation of any of the stages of gene expression, hence, it encompasses the various systems that... Read More

Segmentation gene

Definition noun, plural: segmentation genes (1) Any of the genes involved in the early stages of pattern formation in the... Read More

Gene expression

Definition noun The conversion of the information from the gene into mRNA via transcription and then to protein via... Read More

Facultative gene

Definition noun, plural: facultative genes (1) A gene transcribed only when needed or when a cell receives a signal from its... Read More

Monogene

Definition noun, plural: monogenes (genetics) Single gene controlling the expression of a particular trait Supplement In... Read More

Paternal-effect gene

Definition noun, plural: paternal-effect genes A gene from the father's genome in which the phenotype in the zygote is... Read More

Homeobox gene

Definition noun, plural: homeobox genes One of a group of genes with a common DNA sequence (a homeobox) that code for a... Read More

Gene conversion

Definition noun A nonreciprocal gene transfer in which an allele converts the other allele into the same form as its self,... Read More

Gene mutation

Definition noun, plural: gene mutations A genetic change at the level of the genes; a change in the nitrogenous base... Read More