Family, gene: A group of genes related in structure and often in function. The genes belonging to a gene family are descended from an ancestral gene.
For example, the hemoglobin genes of critical importance to red blood cells belong to one gene family created by gene duplication (making extra copies of a gene) and divergence (divergent changes in the copies of the gene).
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A group of related genes of similar sequence and function resulting from multiple duplications and subsequent mutational variation among the different copies.
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A gene family is a group of genes that share important characteristics. Classifying individual genes into families helps researchers describe how genes are ...
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