allele frequency

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allele frequency

[ə′lēl ¦frē·kwən·sē]
(genetics)
The fraction of all alleles at a given locus constituted by a particular allele in a population. Also known as gene frequency.
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Where, F1 is frequency of an allele at SNP site, H1 and H2 are heights of peak 1 and peak 2 of this SNP allele on the sequencing diagram.
Potential findings that socially identifiable ethnic groups carry a higher frequency of an allele potentially contributing to greater susceptibility to a particular exposure found in the workplace may lead to attempts by employers of businesses with that exposure to use race as a proxy for increased susceptibility and to attempt to exclude members of that group from certain jobs, ostensibly based on a desire to protect that group from that exposure.
The GSI model has a unique and internally stable equilibrium where the frequency of an allele is 1/n (Boucher 1993), and we conjecture that the unique equilibrium in SSIcod and SSIdom models also is internally stable.

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