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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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.
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.
Estimates of nucleotide divergence for rpoB were not included in the composite gene as the rate of molecular evolution for rpoB is apparently slower than for either gyrA or polC).