homozygote

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n homozygote (genetics) an organism having two identical alleles of a particular gene and so breeding true for the particular characteristic
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homozygote A zygote formed by the union of two gametes of the same kind or stock: opposed to heterozygote. See extract under heterozygole.
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Usage


In science:

This is not surprising since, for a threshold of deleterious mutations of 1, for a genome to be able to spread throughout the population it has to keep the fraction of defective genes and of homozygotes at the same low level before the onset of the reproductive period, for both populations.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
The fraction of homozygotes (both bit-strings with a bit set at the location) is plotted for each locus in the genome.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
The simulations were run with no dominance, i.e., for a genome to express a defective phenotype, the individual had to be an homozygote at a locus.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
He or she can choose the same allele twice (homozygote) or different alleles (heterozygote).
Markov basis and Groebner basis of Segre-Veronese configuration for testing independence in group-wise selections
Further complication might arise if certain homozygotes are fatal and can not be observed, thus becoming a structural zero.
Markov basis and Groebner basis of Segre-Veronese configuration for testing independence in group-wise selections
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