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gene flow

n.
Transfer of genes from one population to another, as by migration or the dispersal of seeds and pollen.

gene flow

n
(Genetics) the movement and exchange of genes between interbreeding populations

gene′ flow`


n.
changes in the frequency of alleles within a gene pool that occur as a result of interbreeding. Compare genetic drift.
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