gene overlap

gene overlap

[¦jēn ′ō·vər‚lap]
(genetics)
The ability of a sequence of deoxyribonucleic acid to code for more than one protein by use of different reading frames.
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Researchers also found that a control region of GDF6 that regulates activity in the wrist and foot bones and the tospeak gene overlap.
12) As the reverse transcriptase (RT) region of HBV polymerase gene overlaps the HBsAg ORF, mutations within HBsAg gene might result in structural and functional alterations in the HBV reverse transcriptase with potential influence on viral replication capacity and efficacy of antiviral drugs.