composite gene

composite gene

[kəm′päz·ət ′jēn]
(genetics)
Any gene arising by recombination between two nonallelic genes and containing portions of both genes.
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For instance, using TSP as an example and assuming that the common genes detected [c.sub.3], [c.sub.4], and [c.sub.5] form a segment of the path, then these genes--and the information associated with them such as the segment of the path they form as well as the length and direction of the segment--can be compressed, that is, represented by a single composite gene, say, [c'.sub.3].
PCR products of 500 bp to 590 bp were amplified for each isolate, sequenced in both directions, and manually joined to form an artificial composite gene. These were compared by multiple sequence alignment and clustal analysis.
The set of nucleotide substitutions at gyrA, polC, and rpoB was used to construct a separate gene phylogeny for each segment and a composite gene phylogeny based on all three segments, using Swofford's PAUP 3.1 (1993) parsimony analysis.