supergene

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supergene

[′sü·pər‚jēn]
(genetics)
A chromosomal segment protected from crossing over and therefore transmitted from generation to generation as if it were a single recon.
(mineralogy)
Referring to mineral deposits or enrichments formed by descending solutions. Also known as hypergene.
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Replication of association of IL1 gene complex members with ankylosing spondylitis in Taiwanese Chinese.
The discovery marks the first time that bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have been associated consistently with a gene complex, according to Dr.
The molecular and field data confirmed that the Lr37/Yr17/Sr38 resistance gene complex was successfully transferred to Anza.
In addition, a useful gene or gene complex can be efficiently examined so its isolation is also made easy.
Characterization of two deletions that remove the entire human [zeta]-[alpha] globin gene complex ([--.sup.THAI] and [--.sup.FIL]).
Characterization of the staphylococcal chromosome cassette mec (SCCmec) was performed by typing the ccrA/B gene complex, the mec complex, and by means of a PCR strategy, which detects structural variants of SCCmec covering the entire genetic element (2-6).
UGT-1A is encoded by the UDG gene complex, which is composed of multiple unique forms of exon 1, each one specific for a single isoenzymes, and four common exons (from two to five) (4).
Yakima is a multi-origin germplasm generated by combining germplasm from multiple environments, each possibly with a different co-adapted gene complex, to enhance establishment over a range of semiarid ecosystems.
Human apolipoprotein A-I-C-111 gene complex is located on chromosome 11.
Genetic marker in apolipoprotein AI/CIII gene complex associated with hypercholesterolemia.
The task of correlating gene complexes with specific traits (such as yield) will be much more complicated than that of correlating one gene with one trait (such as herbicide resistance), which has brought us today's genetically modified organisms.
ARS plant geneticist Gina Brown-Guedira is combining leaf rust resistance found in two ancestors of modern wheat--Aegilops tauschii (also known as goatgrass), a weedy wheat relative found from Afghanistan to Syria, and Triticum timopheevii from Iran, Iraq, and Turkey--into "gene pyramids." Once built, these gene complexes can be moved into wheat germplasm.