Associations to the word «Gene»

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GENE, noun. (genetics) A theoretical unit of heredity of living organisms ; a gene may take several values and in principle predetermines a precise trait of an organism's form (phenotype), such as hair color.
GENE, noun. (molecular biology) A segment of DNA or RNA from a cell's or an organism's genome, that may take several forms and thus parameterizes a phenomenon, in general the structure of a protein; locus.
GENE, proper noun. A diminutive of Eugene, also used as a formal male given name.
GENE BANK, noun. (genetics) A repository for genetic material
GENE CASSETTE, noun. A DNA sequence which can exist by itself in circular form, or can be integrated into an integron.
GENE EXPRESSION, noun. (genetics) The transcription and translation of a gene into messenger RNA and thus into a protein.
GENE EXPRESSIONS, noun. Plural of gene expression
GENE FAMILIES, noun. Plural of gene family
GENE FAMILY, noun. (genetics) A group of closely related genes that make similar gene products.
GENE FLOW, noun. (genetics) Transfer of alleles or genes from one population to another.
GENE POOL, noun. (genetics) The complete set of unique alleles that would be found by inspecting the genetic material of every living member of a species or population.
GENE POOLS, noun. Plural of gene pool
GENE PRODUCT, noun. (genetics) RNA or protein product of a gene
GENE PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of gene product, referring to the products of different genes
GENE SILENCING, noun. (genetics) Any technique or mechanism in which the expression of a gene is prevented.
GENE SPLICING, noun. (genetics) A technique in which fragments of DNA (often from different individuals or species) are combined to form recombinant DNA, especially as a part of genetic engineering
GENE THERAPIES, noun. Plural of gene therapy
GENE THERAPY, noun. Any of several therapies involving the insertion of genes into a patient's cells in order to replace defective ones
GENE TRANSFER, noun. Transfer of genes between organisms, either horizontally between organisms in a manner other than reproduction, or vertically from the parental generation to offspring via sexual or asexual reproduction.

Dictionary definition

GENE, noun. (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors".

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