multigene family


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multigene family

[′məl·tə‚jēn ‚fam·lē]
(genetics)
A set of genes that arose from duplications of a single ancestral gene and variation due to independent mutations and selection acting on individual members of the duplicate genes.
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The subcellular distribution of multigene family 110 proteins of African swine fever virus is determined by differences in C-terminal KDEL endoplasmic reticulum retention motifs.
PSA belongs to the serine proteases multigene family localized on the kallikrein gene family locus on chromosome 19, identified in 1986 (4).
Superoxide dismutase multigene family: A comparison of the CuZn-SOD (SOD1), Mn-SOD (SOD2), and EC-SOD (SOD3) gene structures, evolution, and expression.
Expression and complexity of the PRT1 multigene family of Pneumocystis carinii.
This multigene family included seven families (Alpha, Mu, Pi, Theta, Sigma, Zeta, and Omega).
The [pounds sterling]]-Globin Gene is one of two genes that make up a multigene family. Members of a multigene family not only share DNA-sequence homology, but also have gene products that are functionally associated.
Nuccio et al., "Catalase is encoded by a multigene family in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh," Plant Physiology, vol.
Serum Amyloid A (SAA), a multigene family of HDL (high density lipoprotein) apolipoproteins (apo), is reported in mammals and birds.
He added that 15 years ago, it first became clear that placental parasite infestation was the result of adhesion of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) to the syncytiotrophoblast cell surface, and that the P.falciparum receptor was a member of the antigenically-diverse PfEMP1 multigene family, VAR2CSA.
Classification and phylogeny of the MADS-box multigene family suggest defined roles of MADS-box gene subfamilies in the morphological evolution of eukaryotes.
The hepatic cytochromes P450 (CYP) are a multigene family of enzymes that metabolize many drugs and carcinogens.

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