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i′so·zy′mic adj.


(Biochemistry) any of a set of structural variants of an enzyme occurring in different tissues in a single species. Also called: isoenzyme
[from iso- + (en)zyme]
isozymic adj


(ˈaɪ səˌzaɪm)

a variant form of certain enzymes that catalyzes the same reaction as other forms. Also called isoenzyme.
[1959; iso- + (en) zyme]
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Zervakis G, Venturella G, Papadopoulou K (2001b) Genetic polymorphism and taxonomic infrastructure of the Pleurotus eryngii species-complex as determined by RAPD analysis, isozyme profiles and ecomorphological characters.
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