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
The sampling theory of selectively neutral alleles.
Baysian inference via classes of normalized random measures
The sampling theory of selectively neutral alleles.
Bayesian Poisson process partition calculus with an application to Bayesian L\'evy moving averages
We consider a random fitness landscape on the space of haploid diallelic genotypes with n genetic loci, where each genotype is considered either inviable or viable depending on whether or not there are any incompatibilities among its allele pairs.
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
We suppose that each allele pair in the set of all possible allele pairs on the n loci is independently incompatible with probability p = c/(2n).
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
At each locus i, let the two alleles be denoted 0i and 1i .
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
We define a pair of alleles (x, y) on distinct loci to be incompatible if the existence of these alleles in a genotype is lethal.
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
We say that a genotype is viable if none of its allele pairs is on the list L.
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
We make the convention that the allele 0i is the negative literal and 1i is the positive literal.
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
Alleles at distinct loci or literals of distinct variables are said to be strictly distinct.
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
If (x, y) is an incompatibility, then a genotype that has allele x must also have allele ¯y to be viable, and a genotype with allele y must have x.
Splitting pairs and the number of clusters generated by random pair incompatibilities
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