Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-lēl′ Definitions: 1. Any one of a series of two or more different genes that may occupy the same locus on a specific chromosome. As autosomal chromosomes are paired, each autosomal gene is represented twice in normal somatic cells. If the same allele occupies both units of the locus, the individual or cel
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one of two or more different chemical codes possible for a given gene. Offer variation in a given trait.
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One half of a 'gene pair'. Each 'gene' consists of two alleles. An allele is a segment of 'genetic instructions' that affect a trait or characteristic.
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(allelomorph). Any of one or more alternative forms of a given gene; both (or all) alleles of a given gene are concerned with the same trait or characteristic, but a particular allele codes for a product qualitatively and/or quantitatively different from that coded by other alleles of that gene.
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One of several variants that can occupy a locus on a chromosome
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Abbreviation of allelomorph. One of a pair of characters that are alternative to each other in inheritance, located on the same locus (position) of homologous chromosomes.
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(Variation and inheritance) one form of a gene
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- one of two alternate forms of a gene that can have the same locus on homologous chromosomes and are responsible for alternative traits
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One of several alternate forms of a gene which occur at the same relative position (locus) on homologous chromosomes and which become separated during
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A particular variant of a gene
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A form of a gene, e.g. the alleles for blue and for brown eyes are forms of one gene for eye colour
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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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<genetics> Any one of a series of two or more different genes that occupy the same position (locus) on a chromosome. ... Since autosomal chromosomes are paired, each autosomal locus is represented twice. If both chromosomes have the same allele, occupying the same locus, the condition is referred to as homozygous for this allele. ... If the a
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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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(ә-lēl´) one of the two or more alternative forms of a gene that can occur at a particular chromosomal site (locus), and which determine alternative characters in inheritance. Because autosomal chromosomes occur in pairs, an individual will have two alleles, which may be the same or different, for each ...
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any one of two or more genes that may occur alternatively at a given site (locus) on a chromosome. Alleles may occur in pairs, or there may be ... [15 related articles]
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allele 1. One of two or more alternative forms of a gene, occupying the same position on paired chromosomes and controlling the same inherited characteristic. 2. One of two or more different genes containing specific inheritable characteristics that occupy corresponding positions (loci) on paired chromosomes.
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An allele (l or l) is one of two or more forms of a gene or a genetic locus (generally a group of genes). The form "allel" is also used, an abbreviation of allelomorph. Sometimes, different alleles can result in different observable phenotypic traits, such as different pigmentation. However, many variations at the genetic level result in little ..
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Alternative forms of a gene. Each form produces a unique inheritable characteristic.
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Alternative form of a genetic locus; a single allele for each locus is inherited from each parent (e.g., at a locus for eye color the allele might result in blue or brown eyes).
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One of two or more variant forms of a gene at a particular locus, or location, on a chromosome. Different alleles (Gr. allelon = 'of one another') produce variation in inherited characteristics such as hair color or blood type. In an individual, one form of the allele (the dominant one) may be expre...
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allele (ulēl') : see genetics.
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In biology, an allele is any of a number of alternative forms of one gene. The term is principally used in genetics.
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One of two or more alternative forms of a gene at a given position (locus) on a chromosome, caused by a difference in the sequence of DNA. This is best explained with examples. A gene which controls eye colour in humans may have two alternative forms – an allele that can produce blue eyes, and an allele that produces brown eyes. In a plant tha...
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