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Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting body]

Samples where gene or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • genes were formerly called factors

Synonyms for gene in the sense of this definition

(gene is a kind of ...) serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

"the sequence of names was alphabetical" "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"

(... is a kind of gene ) gene that produces the same phenotype in the organism whether or not its allele identical

"the dominant gene for brown eyes"

(... is a kind of gene ) gene that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical

"the recessive gene for blue eyes"

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene that produces a repressor substance that inhibits an operator gene

(... is a kind of gene ) gene that prevents a nonallele from being transcribed

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene that controls the production of a specific protein or peptide

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)

(... is a kind of gene ) an exogenous gene introduced into the genome of another organism

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene located on an X chromosome

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene located on a Y chromosome

(... is a kind of gene ) a normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells

(... is a kind of gene ) (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character

"some alleles are dominant over others"

(... is a kind of gene ) a specific gene that produces a recognizable trait and can be used in family or population studies

(... is a kind of gene ) one the genes that are involved in embryologic development

(... is a kind of gene ) any gene that has an effect that causes the death of the organism at any stage of life

(... is a kind of gene ) any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together

"the genes of Drosophila fall into four linkage groups"

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene that has changed so that the normal transmission and expression of a trait is affected

(... is a kind of gene ) genes that are not competitors at the same locus

(... is a kind of gene ) a gene that activates the production of messenger RNA by adjacent structural genes

(... is part of gene) a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

"humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"

(... is part of gene) (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information

"DNA is the king of molecules"

(gene belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

(gene belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)

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