noun. ['ˈdʒiːˌnoʊm'] the ordering of genes in a haploid set of chromosomes of a particular organism; the full DNA sequence of an organism.
Words that Rhyme with Genome
Example sentences of the word genome
1. Noun, singular or mass
A genome is the complete set of genes found in a given organism.
Quotes containing the word genome
1. The ever quickening advances of science made possible by the success of the Human Genome Project will also soon let us see the essences of mental disease. Only after we understand them at the genetic level can we rationally seek out appropriate therapies for such illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disease.
- James D. Watson
2. There were long stretches of DNA in between genes that didn't seem to be doing very much; some even referred to these as "junk DNA,"though a certain amount of hubris was required for anyone to call any part of the genome "junk,"given our level of ignorance.
- Francis S. Collins, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief