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Gene   /dʒin/   Listen

(genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity.  Synonyms: cistron, factor.

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"Gene" Quotes from Famous Books

... Gene; how are ye, Jim?" said she, and one young giant, shouldering his scowling way home, she stopped with a fat imperative hand. "How's ...
— Saturday's Child • Kathleen Norris

... in my usual sans gene manner, and was disgusted with myself on arriving to discover that I had left all my papers at home. However, as I had never had to show them, I imagined it ...
— On the Edge of the War Zone - From the Battle of the Marne to the Entrance of the Stars and Stripes • Mildred Aldrich

Words linked to "Gene" :   suppresser, linkage group, nonallele, repressor gene, sequence, modifier, suppressor, DNA, allelomorph, chromosome, deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, allele, molecular biology, genic

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