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Definition of «Allele»

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Allele: An alternative form of a gene. One of the different forms of a gene that can exist at a single locus (spot on a chromosome). Also one of the different forms of any segment of a chromosome.

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  • allele: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( ə-lēl ' ) n. One member of a pair or series of genes that occupy a specific position on a specific chromosome ...

  • Allele - A Genetics Definition

    An allele is an alternative form of a gene. ... Definition: An allele is an alternative form of a gene (one member of a pair) that is located at a specific position on a ...

  • Allele | Define Allele at Dictionary.com

    noun Genetics . any of several forms of a gene, usually arising through mutation, that are responsible for hereditary variation. Origin: 1930–35; < German Allel ...

  • Allele - Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health ...

    An allele is a viable DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) coding that occupies a given locus (position) on a chromosome. Usually alleles are sequences that code for a gene, but ...

  • Allele - New World Encyclopedia

    In genetics, an allele (pronounced al-eel or al-e-ul) is any one of a number of viable DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) codings occupying a given locus (position) on a chromosome.

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