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Genetic isolate


noun, plural: genetic isolates

A population of organisms that has minimal genetic mixing due to geographical isolation or to other mechanisms that prevented reproduction.


Genetic isolates may form new species through an evolutionary process called speciation.

Related forms: genetic isolation (noun).

See also: speciation, gene pool.

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Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?

I read an article in a magazine before about genetic testing. I thought it would be a good idea for me since I'm adopted and ... know how to and have access to gel electrophoresis but I wouldn't know how to isolate genes. I was thinking if I could isolate certain genes then I could separate ...

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by animus
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic testing: reliability, accuracy, experience?
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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
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by nimrod1212
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Genetic Eng: How do you ID the gene from the protein
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Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:26 am
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