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Definition of the noun allele
What does allele mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: alleles
- (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
- example: some alleles are dominant over others
- domain: genetic science / genetics
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonym of allele: allelomorph
- more generic words: cistron / factor / gene = a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons
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Alternative definition of the noun allele
- [genetics] One of a number of alternative forms of the same gene occupying a given position on a chromosome.
- synonym: allelomorph
Allele is an American alternative metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2002. Their line-up consists of five members: Wally Wood, Lane Maverick, Tim Tobin, Jesse Rush and Dusty Winterrowd.
- genres: Alternative metal, Hard rock, Post-grunge, Nu metal
- albums: "Point of Origin", "Next to Parallel", "Allele"
- official website: www.alleleonline.com
- "Allele" is a musical single of Boxcutter.
- released on (4 years ago)
- "Allele" is a musical EP of Allele.
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Plant Hormones (2004)
Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action! by Peter J. Davies
As mentioned above, the wol allele is a missense mutation in the CHASE domain of the AHK4 protein that leads to disruption of cytokinin binding (18, 50). Why this should lead to such a dramatic phenotype while the presumed loss of function ...
by Hasan Khatib
The dominant allele is the wild-type, and causes non-chestnut. The recessive, mutant allele is a single base pair substitution, and causes chestnut. There is a third allele at the extension locus called Ea in some breeds, but its phenotypic effect ...
The Aging Individual (2002)
Physical and Psychological Perspectives, 2nd Edition by Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD
The ApoB4 allele is the one implicated in Alzheimer's disease (Strittmatter et al., 1993). ApoE4 binds...
One possible explanation of the increased risk associated with inheriting the ApoR4 allele is that the age of onset is lowered. People are ...
Third Edition by Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG
The PI*Z allele is the one most commonly associated with clinically significant effects of low serum AAT levels. The percent of normal AAT ...
by Claudio Cuello
The apoE4 allele is a well-known risk factor for both sporadic and familial late- onset AD. It was shown that patients with two E4 alleles exhibit an earlier age of onset (Corder et al., 1993; Poirier et al., 1993), higher amyloid plaque counts ...
We show that neither loss of heterozygosity nor promoter methylation of the wild- type BRCA1 allele is the predominant mechanistic origin of the observed genomic instability. Instead, we propose that haploinsufficiency of BRCA1 might be the ...
Considering D1⁄410 cM, 83% of our inferences are correct, but in 17% cases, marker genotypes indicate the wrong allele is the gene of interest. Obtaining markers closer to the target genes will reduce this uncertainty because recombination ...
Essential Genetics (2009)
A Genomics Perspective by Harvard University Daniel L Hartl
The orp2 allele is a recessive expressed as orange pericarp, a maternal tissue that surrounds the kernels. The ear shows the segregation of orp2 in a cross between two heterozygous genotypes, yielding a 3 : 1 ratio of yellow : orange seeds ...
epsilon4 allele is a genetic risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
allele is a hypomorph, and its seizure-like phenotype reflects reduced expression of the kcc gene. We report here that kcc functions as a K(+)- Cl(-) cotransporter when expressed heterologously in Xenopus laevis oocytes: under ...
by Robert Hine, Daintith
allele /ă-leel/ (allelomorph) One of the possible forms of a given gene. The alleles of a particular gene occupy the same positions (loci) on homologous chromosomes. A gene is said to be homozygous if the two loci have ...
Encyclopedia of Cancer (2011)
by Manfred Schwab
Consider two neighboring polymorphic loci A and B with two alleles each (A1 and A2, and B1 and B2, respectively) having the allele frequencies shown in Table 1. Under linkage equilibrium, the four haplotypes formed by these loci have the ...
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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1L1E1
The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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