Gene-pool



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 reproducing organisms.

The total number of genes available in a given species.

Note: Loosely speaking, the gene pool represents the total breeding stock available to the species.

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