gene sharing


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gene sharing

[¦jēn ‚sher·iŋ]
(genetics)
The acquisition and maintenance of a second function for a gene without duplication and without loss of primary function.
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Blended species like these are hard to label, Smith says, because traditional species definitions assume clear boundaries that prevent gene sharing.
Taxon-specific lens crystallins, on the other hand, are products of gene sharing or gene duplication phenomenon where metabolic enzymes are recruited as crystallins in addition to their structural role.
Homology between sequences of e-crystallin and LDH and conservation of catalytic residues indicated that e-crystallin is a result of recruitment through gene sharing phenomenon.
Biochemical adaptation Lactate dehydrogenase B e-crystallin, gene sharing Uromastyx hardwickii
Any relationship beyond second cousin is considered similar to random marriages in terms of gene sharing (except for marriages within an isolated tribe with traditional practice of cousin marriage)
Movement is essential to wildlife survival for gene sharing and for repopulating habitats, the group says.
A SIGHT and sound showcase will see poet Simon Armitage and indie band Gene sharing the same stage in Coventry.
Indeed, this gene sharing may have encouraged the rapid evolution of life.