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Genome

Definition

noun, plural: genomes

(1) The complete set of genes in an organism.

(2) The total genetic content in one set of chromosomes.


Supplement

The genome of eukaryotes is contained in a single, haploid set of chromosomes. The genome of bacteria is contained in a single chromosome whereas the genome of viruses is in the DNA or RNA.

The human genome is made up of approximately 35000 genes, or three billion chemical base pairs.

Word origin: a portmanteau of the words gene and chromosome.
Related forms: genomic (adjective), genomics (noun), genomewide (adjective).
Related phrases: Human Genome Project, mitochondrial genome.
Compare: proteome.
See also: genes, DNA.


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Re: Gene Products

I prefer NCBI (just a matter of taste) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/505?genome_assembly_id=167130 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genome/505

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Gene Products
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Chromosome Differences

... the course of evolution. We can see chromosomes number is usually increased from lower to higher eukaryotes or lower to higher complexity of genome.

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by josem
Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Chromosome Differences
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Bioinformatics Hands-On NGS Data Analysis Workshops 2014

... on DNA Methylation Analysis where Helene Kretzschmer will show you how she took care of her data in the MMML-Seq study of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). Lastly, there is the workshop Discovering standard and non-standard RNA transcripts where Gero Doose will train you on advanced ...

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by ecSeq
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:54 pm
 
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Topic: Bioinformatics Hands-On NGS Data Analysis Workshops 2014
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Re:

... far as unlearned reactions to predators are concerned [actually, unlearned by the individual but obviously learned by the species and added to the genome]), by which he meant that at birth the mind is a "clean slate", a blank page. Good Day piscilatovegetarian - I am not rejecting the ...

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Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
 
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Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Is it possible for humans to get cells like an electric ee

After all the eels got their cells from mutations in gene SCN4A Fish have a copy of their genome But this is possible in humans, called polyploidy (mosaic type) this can occur during cell division after birth, adult, etc... so some humans can have copies of SCN4A as ...

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by Coelacanth
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:35 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it possible for humans to get cells like an electric ee
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