a collection of gene clones that represents the genetic material of an organism: used in genetic engineering Also called gene bank
noun, Genetics. 1. any of a number of methods used to construct a model of the linear sequence of genes of a particular chromosome. 2. the act of constructing such a model. noun the process of determining the relative positions of and distances between genes on a chromosome Usage Note medicine gene mapping n. The […]
- Gene patent
The controversial legal practice of patenting a newly discovered gene. It allows unique segments of DNA, which perhaps code for a certain disease or a certain protein, to be owned by an individual or corporation.
noun 1. the total genetic information in the gametes of all the individuals in a population. noun 1. the sum of all the genes in an interbreeding population gene pool n. The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms. gene pool The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually […]
[jen-er-uh] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə/ noun 1. a plural of . [jee-nuh s] /ˈdʒi nəs/ noun, plural genera [jen-er-uh] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə/ (Show IPA), genuses. 1. Biology. the usual major subdivision of a family or subfamily in the classification of organisms, usually consisting of more than one species. 2. Logic. a class or group of individuals, […]