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Zygotic-effect gene

Definition

noun, plural: zygotic-effect genes

(1) Any of the genes expressed in the early embryo.

(2) Any of the genes expressed from the genome of the zygote itself.


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The term zygotic are used to refer genes expressed from the zygote's genome in contrast to the maternal-effect genes expressed solely from the genome of the mother, or the paternal-effect genes expressed solely from the genome of the father.

In Drosophila embryogenesis, zygotic genes can be classified into segmentation genes, (i.e. gap genes, pair-rule genes, and segment polarity genes) and homeotic genes.


Also called: zygotic gene
Compare: maternal-effect gene, paternal-effect gene.


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