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al·lele

 (ə-lēl′)
n.
Any of the alternative forms of a gene or other homologous DNA sequence. Also called allelomorph.

[German Allel, short for Allelomorph, allelomorph, from English allelomorph.]

al·le′lic (ə-lē′lĭk, ə-lĕl′ĭk) adj.
al·le′lism n.

allele

(əˈliːl) or

allel

n
(Genetics) any of two or more variants of a gene that have the same relative position on homologous chromosomes and are responsible for alternative characteristics, such as smooth or wrinkled seeds in peas. Also called: allelomorph See also multiple alleles
[C20: from German Allel, shortened from allelomorph, from Greek allēl- one another + morphē form]
alˈlelic adj
alˈlelism n

al•lele

(əˈlil)

n.
one of two or more alternative forms of a gene occupying the same position on matching chromosomes: an individual normally has two alleles for each trait, one from either parent.
[1930–35; < German Allel, appar. as shortening of German equivalents of allelomorph or allelomorphic gene]
al•lel•ic (əˈli lɪk, əˈlɛl ɪk) adj.
al•lel′ism, n.

al·lele

(ə-lēl′)
Any of the possible forms in which a gene for a specific trait can occur. In almost all animal cells, two alleles for each trait are inherited, one from each parent. Alleles on each of a pair of chromosomes are called homozygous if they are similar to each other and heterozygous if they are different.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allele - (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same characterallele - (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character; "some alleles are dominant over others"
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"
dominant allele, dominant - an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
recessive, recessive allele - an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Translations
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al·lele

n. alelo, alelomorfo, uno de dos o más genes de una serie que ocupa la misma posición en cromosomas homólogos y que determina características alternantes en los descendientes.
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However, the G allele showed a weak risk or predisposition towards gestational diabetes mellitus (p=0.038).
(2010) indicated that PCR based allele specific markers for Glu-A3 and Glu-B3 loci offers a simple, precise and cost effective alternative for targeted marker assisted selection (MAS) breeding programs.
Progression to AIDS has been strongly associated with the human leukocyte antigen B (HLA-B) alleles, particularly HLA-B*57 and HLA-B*27 allele groups (protection), and HLA-B*35 (susceptibility), due to the restricted recognition of HIV epitopes by cytotoxic immune system cells [4].
reported a very strong association between carbamazepine-induced SJS and HLA-B * 15:02 allele in Han Chinese patients [12].
This study was designed to investigate the prevalence of mutant T allele frequency in healthy individuals.
We selected RRMS patients because other forms of MS probably have different HLA allele profiles (23).
SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 6, 2017 -- Privately-held Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals said it will develop induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cell therapies after its plan was approved by the scientific advisory board and board of directors.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 6, 2017 -- Privately-held Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals will develop induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cell therapies after its plan was approved by the scientific advisory board and board of directors.
There were no statistical differences for the allele and genotype frequencies of FUT2 gene in UC patients compared to the controls (all P > 0.05) (Table 2).