complementary genes


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complementary genes

[‚käm·plə′men·trē ′jēnz]
(genetics)
Nonallelic genes for which a wild type allele of one abolishes the phenotypic effect of a mutation of the other.
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50), indicating that the resistance to CYR18 in Early Premium was controlled by three recessive complementary genes.
10), confirming that the resistance to CYR18 in Early Premium was controlled by three recessive complementary genes.
Second, and more important, we assume that speciation results from the accumulation of complementary genes and not from "peak shifts" or "transilience events.
For similar reasons, we believe one must remain skeptical of all theoretical claims about speciation that do not explicitly take into account the mechanism by which hybrid sterility and inviability arise, the accumulation of complementary genes.
Singh and McIntosh (1984) located two complementary genes Lr27 and Lr31 on respective chromosome arms 3BS and 4BL (previously 4A[Beta]).

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