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1. gene

noun. ['ˈdʒiːn'] (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.

Synonyms

  • homeotic gene
  • polygene
  • proto-oncogene
  • Y-linked gene
  • genetic marker
  • suppressor gene
  • transforming gene
  • nonallele
  • modifier gene
  • mutant gene
  • cistron
  • recessive gene
  • oncogene
  • DNA
  • deoxyribonucleic acid
  • regulator gene
  • dominant gene
  • chromosome
  • lethal gene
  • X-linked gene
  • repressor gene
  • structural gene
  • suppresser
  • regulatory gene
  • linked genes
  • suppresser gene
  • modifier
  • allele
  • linkage group
  • transgene
  • sequence
  • allelomorph
  • factor
  • operator gene
  • desoxyribonucleic acid
  • suppressor

Antonyms

  • exon

Etymology

  • Gen (German)

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Example sentences of the word gene


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cats that do not inherit the catnip gene will not pay any attention to it.

Quotes containing the word gene


1. There is only one all pervading God. It has only one message - Love all, encompass all and transcend the limits of the selfish gene.
- Amit Ray

2. He cursed himself for having assumed the weather would be sunny. Perhaps it was the result of evolution, he thought--some adaptive gene that allowed the English to go on making blithe outdoor plans in the face of almost certain rain.
- Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

3. Genetics might be adequate for explaining microevolution, but microevolutionary changes in gene frequency were not seen as able to turn a reptile into a mammal or to convert a fish into an amphibian. Microevolution looks at adaptations that concern the survival of the fittest, not the arrival of the fittest... The origin of species — Darwin’s problem — remains unsolved.
- Scott F. Gilbert

2. gene-splicing

noun. the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism.

Synonyms

  • biotech
  • biotechnology
  • recombinant DNA technology
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