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Related to reporter gene: Marker gene
reporter gene[ri′pȯrd·ər ‚jēn]
A transfected gene that produces a signal, such as green fluorescence, when it is expressed; it is typically included in a larger cloned gene that is introduced into an organism to study its temporal and spatial pattern of expression.
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