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ho·mo·zy·gote

 (hō′mō-zī′gōt′, -mə-, hŏm′ə-)
n.
An organism that has the same alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.

homozygote

(ˌhəʊməʊˈzaɪɡəʊt; -ˈzɪɡ-; ˌhɒm-)
n
(Biology) an animal or plant that is homozygous and breeds true to type. Compare heterozygote
ˌhomozyˈgosis n
homozygotic adj

ho•mo•zy•gote

(ˌhoʊ məˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt, ˌhɒm ə-)

n.
an organism with a pair of identical alleles for a given hereditary character, therefore breeding true for that character.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homozygote - (genetics) an organism having two identical alleles of a particular gene and so breeding true for the particular characteristic
fertilized ovum, zygote - (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Translations
homozigot

homozygote

[ˌhəʊməʊˈzaɪgəʊt] nomozigote m

ho·mo·zy·gote

n. homocigoto-a, que presenta alelos idénticos en una característica o en varias.
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Early pharmacogenetic studies in two cohorts of asthmatic children demonstrated that Arg16 homozygotes experience greater forced expiratory volume during the first second (FEV1) bronchodilation in response to one-time administration of albuterol compared with Gly16 homozygotes.
Our data revealed that cattle with the A allele homozygotes of Intron1 2653A>G had longer hind leg length (average hind leg length of each genotypes is 80.
As represented in Figure 4B and 4C, genomic DNA analyses by PCR and Southern blot showed that all of the piglets were homozygotes with disruption in both alleles of [alpha]GT gene.
Heterozygotes present with mild clinical picture with fully compensated hemolysis whereas homozygotes and compound heterozygotes like hereditary elliptocytosis in combination with beta thalassaemia trait present with severe hemolytic anaemia due to mutual enhancement of involved genes4.
2000) studied a population of Northern European white and concluded a 4-10 fold lower risk of asthma for GSTP1 Val/Val homozygotes which corresponds to our own findings.
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Furthermore, as presented above, consanguineous marriages within families that carry familial translocations can result in formation of homozygotes for Robertsonian translocations.
Homozygotes and compound heterozygotes have a structural variant of self-association sites, while as in double heterozygotes, one spectrin allele caries a structural defect and the second defect located trans to the structural variant produces a thalassemia like defect resulting in low erythrocyte spectrin.
Patients with the CT or TT genotypes showed significantly lower body mass index (BMI) as compared with CC homozygotes in both groups (P < 0.
Homozygotes of major allele showed significantly lower risk of death compared to patients bearing the minor allele in GC rs2298849 (HR 0.
The percentage of patients who had progressed to stage IV was higher among the mutant allele carriers than among the normal homozygotes (32.