multigene family

multigene family

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • multigene family — multigene family. См. мультигенное семейство. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Multigene family — Multigene families occur when several similar genes exist in multiple copies in the same region of DNA. They are very similar and may differ by a few nucleotides. They occur in clusters and differ from tandem clusters. They are speculated to have …   Wikipedia

  • multigene family — noun A group of multiple copies of similar genes on the same chromosome, thought to arise from a single, ancestral gene …   Wiktionary

  • multigene family — A set of genes (not necessarily mapping to the same genomic location) that are related in nucleotide sequence and/or that produce polypeptides with similar amino acid sequences. Sequence similarity does not always result in functional similarity …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • multigene — mul·ti·gene .məl tē jēn, .tī adj relating to or determined by a group of genes which were orig. copies of the same gene but evolved by mutation to become different from each other <a multigene family of proteins with a common evolutionary… …   Medical dictionary

  • gene family — (= multigene family) A set of genes coding for diverse proteins which, by virtue of their high degree of sequence similarity, are believed to have evolved from a single ancestral gene. An example is the immunoglobulin family where the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Gene family — A group of genes related in structure and often in function. The genes belonging to a gene family are descended from an ancestral gene. For example, the hemoglobin genes of critical importance to red blood cells belong to one gene family created… …   Medical dictionary

  • msh — Multigene family coding for proteins involved in mismatch repair. Homologous to S. cerevisiae MutS. Included in family are MSH1, MSH2, hMSH2, hMLH1, hPMS1, hPMS2 and probably GTBP …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • мультигенное семейство — multigene family мультигенное семейство. Группа родственных структурных генов, образующих кластер либо диспергированных по геному, возникших в результате ряда последовательных дупликаций гена предшественника; характерные примеры М.с. генов рРНК,… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • wnt — Multigene family encoding various secreted signalling molecules important in morphogenesis. First member was Drosophila wingless, but many vertebrate homologues are now known. Wnt 1 induces accumulation of b catenin and plakoglobin and affects… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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