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Noun
Plural for a segment of DNA or RNA from a cell's or an organism's genome, that may take several forms and thus parameterizes a phenomenon, in general the structure of a protein
“Several members of this group were found to contain a gene lying downstream of the YR gene that codes for a protein of unknown function.”
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The branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics, in particular chromosomes and DNA
Noun
The biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants
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