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Gene

  • Definition: The hereditary unit defined experimentally by the complementation test. At the molecular level, a region of DNA containing genetic information, usually transcribed into an RNA molecule that is processed and either functions directly or is translated into a polypeptide chain; a gene can mutate to various forms called alleles.

    Source: Essential Genetics: A genomics perspective (2006) 4th Ed.

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