gene cluster

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gene cluster

[′jēn ‚kləs·tər]
(genetics)
Any group of two or more closely linked genes that encode for the same or similar products.
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The opposite was observed for most of the sites in the present study, as each population is largely made up of one distinct genetic cluster, with little to no contribution from the other clusters.
For example, baobab samples from western India between Mumbai-Dharwad (Konkan coast) and Gujarat showed the presence of genetic clusters from inland Tanzania, the Kilimanjaro area, inland Mozambique and southern Africa.
In addition, the STRUCTURE analysis supported a single genetic cluster for all doves.
Isolates from different sources were observed to be in the same genetic cluster by both the genotyping methods showing their genetic relatedness.
Bar plots assigning each individual genotype to one or more of 6 genetic clusters inferred by STRUCTURE are mapped in Figure 4 to illustrate the variable extent of genotypic diversity among locales and to underscore the contribution that long-distance dispersal or anthropogenic movement may have played in establishing extant genotypic distributions.
The Bayesian model-based analysis highlights the real structure and distribution of Italian olive germplasm gene pools, separating the major genetic cluster 6 that grouped olive varieties in Northern and Central Italy, from the other six gene pools found.
2) showed that the regions encircling our five sampling sites fell into a single genetic cluster at P=1, produced no strong discontinuities in the genetic landscape, and showed that no map regions from which fish were collected grouped with genetic cluster 2 (not shown).
Genetic sequencing of WPVs isolated in India reveal that the number of distinct genetic clusters ([paragraph]) of WPV1 decreased from three in 2004 to two in 2005 to one in 2006 (as of June 25, 2006) (3).
CYMRUDNAWALEs has identified that nearly one in five Welsh men alive today are descended from genetic clusters like the one that Colin belongs to.
The 1997 poliovirus type 1 isolates from Turkey and Iraq belonged to the same genotype and genetic cluster and were closely related to 1994 Turkish isolates.
These 2 virus strains form a distinct genetic cluster within WNV lineage 1a strains.
The Switzerland strains belonged to the same genetic cluster as the F.