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allele definition

  • noun:
    • One person in some or number of genetics that take a specific place on a certain chromosome.
    • certainly one of numerous alternative types of the same gene occupying confirmed place on a chromosome.
    • 1 of 2 or more alternate forms of a gene that can have the same place on homologous chromosomes consequently they are responsible for alternative characteristics.
    • either of a pair of Mendelian characters that may occur in an organism as a consequence of variation at one gene locus.
    • (genetics) either of a pair (or show) of alternative forms of a gene that may occupy similar locus on a particular chromosome and therefore control exactly the same character
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