genetic marker


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genetic marker

n.
A gene, DNA sequence, or gene product whose inheritance can be traced through a pedigree or phylogeny. Genetic markers are used in paternity testing, studies of evolution, and evaluating genetic contributions to phenotypes including disease. Genetic markers associated with certain diseases can often be detected in the blood serum, where their presence is used to determine whether a person is at high risk for developing a disease.

genetic marker

n
(Genetics) a gene with two or more alternative forms, producing readily identifiable variations in a particular character, used in studies of linkage, genetic mapping, and identification of the presence of other genes that are closely linked to, and therefore usually inherited with, it

genet′ic mark′er


n.
any gene or allele that is associated with a specific chromosome and can be used to identify the chromosome or to locate other genes or alleles. Also called marker , marker gene.
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Noun1.genetic marker - a specific gene that produces a recognizable trait and can be used in family or population studies
cistron, gene, factor - (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"
Translations
marqueur génétique
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Salisbury's presentation, data will be presented on the Company's successful studies on Clozapine-Induced Agranulocytosis (CIA) in which a genetic marker predictive of CIA was discovered and then replicated.
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