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A set of alleles of different genes that are closely linked on one chromosome and are usually inherited as a unit.

[Greek haplous, single; see haploid + type.]
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a set of alleles inherited by an individual from a single parent
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Noun1.haplotype - (genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited together
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
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Thirty-four of these genes reside within the chromosome 11 centromere haplotype. The Neanderthal centromeric haplotypes and a second ancient haplotype account for about half of the variation in these odorant receptor proteins.
Phylogenetic analysis has disclosed that the only haplotype of Agu mtDNA discovered was clustered into an East Asian clade [9-11]; however, the investigations were conducted on a limited number of individuals.
A BLAST search revealed that our sequences were similar to two Common Nighthawk sequences in GenBank; one of these sequences (Accession # FJ588441.1) was identical to one of our haplotypes over the relevant 725bp region, and the other (Accession # EU166983.1) was 99.7% similar to another haplotype, with two base pair changes.
Conservationists hope the identification of a fifth haplotype will support efforts to restore squirrel numbers in the region.
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales' team have discovered a new haplotype that hasn't been found anywhere else in the world before!
In Attica, 6 of the cases recorded during August 2011 and summer 2012 among Greek residents from 4 different locations were the same haplotype (Gr4); thus, Attica can be considered an additional focus of local transmission.
Measures of genetic diversity (number of haplotypes, number of haplotypes unique to a given geographical area, haplotype diversity, and nucleotide diversity) were calculated for each country in a geographical area using DnaSP v5.10.01 (Librado & Rozas 2009) and ARLEQUIN v3.1.
In contrast, in HEK293FT cells, the presence of PTGS2 3'-UTR sequences led to an increase in luciferase activity (Figure 2B), except for pAGCC (haplotype *11), which showed significant reduction in luciferase activity when compared to pAGC (Figure 2B).
The mean MMSE was 29.42 [+ or -] 0.786 in MAPT H1/H1 haplotype which is higher than the other haplotypes 29.14 [+ or -] 0.377.
Donor registries continuously try to improve their recruitment strategies through increasing donor numbers [22], recruiting young males [23], minority recruitment [24-26], recruiting donors with rare HLA phenotypes [27], or alternatively using currently available HLA allele and haplotype frequencies [25, 28].