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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Multiple allele specific PCR (MAS-PCR) allows simultaneous detection of the most common INH and RIF tolerance related gene mutations, which reduces the cost and the dependence upon technical skills.
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.
Complexity may not end with the need for multiple alleles at multiple loci in the genome or with the need for non-genetic factors: it is possible that there is no single required allele for any mental disorder, i.
Set them accordingly depending on the frequency of recombination between the loci multiple alleles that transmitted together [ 5 ].
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.

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