gene family


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gene family

[′jēn ‚fam·lē]
(genetics)
A group of related genes of similar sequence and function resulting from multiple duplications and subsequent mutational variation among the different copies.
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This gene family was originally identified as important for balance: mice with mutations in otopetrin 1 (Otop1) are called tilted (tlt) because they cannot right themselves.
We thought this gene family was maybe emblematic of a larger phenomenon," Haag said.
Glutathione S-transferases, Common carp genome, Gene family, Gene duplication.
These proteins are encoded by a multi-copy gene family called var.
Various members of MLO gene family may play an essential role against phytopathogenic fungus in dicots.
MADS-box gene family plays an important role in the development of floral organs in plants.
falciparum is the var gene family which encodes PfEMP1, a protein that is exported to the 'knob like' binding structures on the surface of infected erythrocytes with a key role in antigenic variation and cytoadherence (12).
Caleosins (CLO), as unique oil-body surface proteins, are encoded by multiple genes comprising a small gene family in extremely diverse species.
Researchers tested a number of pesticides and found 11 that inhibit the ALDH gene family and increase the risk of Parkinson's and at levels much lower than they are currently being used.
The gene family in monotocous species that has a significantly higher average number of genes that have undergone expansion than that in polytocous species and vice versa is shown in Table 1.
Two separate variants were detected in the AKAP9 gene, a member of a larger gene family demonstrated to be integral to many biological pathways involved in the ASD development.
When the researchers deleted a member of this gene family in zebrafish, they observed a reduction in bone formation, highlighting the gene family's significance in making bone.