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Multiple gene


noun, plural: multiple genes

A polygene, i.e. a group consisting of different genes responsible for a particular phenotype or trait



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How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

Another question about mtDNA: what is the advantage to/role of having multiple copies of the same circular DNA molecule? Isn't that "too much of a dose" of the same given gene? Any mitochondria expert out here?

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by kk
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?
Replies: 11
Views: 4842

how are genes the unit of replication?

Thanks, Jack. So, yes, if it's one gene=one trait, then there is no confusion, but when multiple genes need to be replicated together to pass on a trait, I still don't get how they do that. ...

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by johnkq
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: how are genes the unit of replication?
Replies: 2
Views: 1531

Re: How

multiple gene insertion by conventional transformation is very time consuming and required selectable marker genes :( . So ...

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by Helics
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: How
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Views: 1770

Re: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... about a website before I post its links as sources. Dot edu sources are generally good. http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ucsb.edu 2. C-value paradox ... sense in a Darwinian world-view. For example: eyes supposedly evolved multiple times independently, but DNA sequencing revealed that the genes ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 8025

Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... can fix it and to be able to adapt to the unexpected (immune system, epigenetics). So I think that simpler systems are far more delicate than complex ... means multiplicity and/or variety. A complex of buildings consists of multiple buildings. A complex process has many unique and highly specific ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 10691
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