multiple allele


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multiple allele

n.
Any of a set of three or more alleles, or alternative states of a gene, only two of which can be present in a diploid organism.
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Other additions include new sections on topics like stem cells, age and infertility, multiple allele inheritance, and gene regulation, and new chapters on mutation and epigenetics and human evolution.
Assignments for the remaining alleles were ambiguous, with probe hybridization patterns matching multiple allele combinations; however, most samples were equivocal between only two DR groups.
The multiple mutated alleles detected reflect the intrinsic heterogeneity of the KRAS locus in pancreatic carcinoma, as is shown by the analysis of matched pancreatic juice and biopsy samples, where multiple alleles are often detected.
More specific studies, such as genomic sequencing of particular strains and genetic expression of the multiple alleles in animal models, should be performed to determine the virulence and pathogenesis of these variants.
Evidence for multiple alleles effecting muscling and fatness at the Ovine GDF8 Locus.
We need inquiry activities in which students can learn about multiple alleles, multiple loci, limited dominance, and pleiotropy.
Though many of his numbers, assumptions, theories, and conclusions have been revised and corrected over the four decades since he published, his results remain important for demonstrating that the allele frequencies in question are clinal, are correlated with malaria, and involve multiple genetic loci and multiple alleles.
Performing the exact test of Hardy-Weimberg proportion for multiple alleles.
Marker: A DNA sequence whose chromosomal location has been determined and which can be used in linkage analyses to try to identify genes; markers typically have multiple alleles.

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