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Gene family


noun, plural: gene families

A set of genes with a known homology and are, in general, biochemically similar.


Genes are categorized into families based on shared nucleotide or protein sequences.

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by Seth90210
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 pm
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Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:55 am
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by firefly
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Muscular dystrophy inheritance question
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by eyesOpened
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Inbreeding
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Genetics behind hazel eyes?

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by Montario
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics behind hazel eyes?
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