allele

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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 character "some alleles are dominant over others"
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Usage

In literature:

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"Ulysses" by James Joyce
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In news:

Post-op Delirium More Frequent If Alzheimer's-Linked Allele Present.
Chromosomal changes at the allele level were recently found to influence the progression of oral dysplasia into malignant lesions, according to a new prospective study of 296 patients with mild or moderate keratotic abnormalities.
People have two versions (known as alleles) of each gene, one from each parent.
Seventeen percent of the men without the allele were living with women without being married to them, compared with 32 percent of men with two alleles doing so.
When the researchers then analyzed the IFITM3 alleles of patients who were hospitalized with seasonal or pandemic H1N1/09 virus, they found an increased frequency of a minor IFITM3 allele, SNP rs23352-C.
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In science:

The pattern of fixation of alleles in the genome configuration is shifted upwards in the VB population, shrinking the size of the irrelevant (non-selective) part of the genome and corresponding to the larger life span shown in the previous plot.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
The fraction of defective genes (alleles set to one at a location) is plotted for each locus in the genome.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
The sampling theory of selectively neutral alleles.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
The sampling theory of neutral alleles and an urn model in population genetics.
Poisson-Kingman partitions
The sampling theory of neutral alleles and an urn model in population genetics.
Regenerative partition structures
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