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əˈlilal·lele

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allele, allelomorphnoun

    (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character

    "some alleles are dominant over others"

GCIDE

  1. allelenoun

    either of a pair of Mendelian characters that may occur in an organism as a consequence of variation at one gene locus.

Wiktionary

  1. allelenoun

    One of a number of alternative forms of the same gene occupying a given position on a chromosome.

    Etymology: From Allel, shortened from Allelomorph, from English allelomorph.

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  1. Allele

    An allele, or allel, is one of a number of alternative forms of the same gene or same genetic locus. It is the alternative form of a gene for a character producing different effects. Sometimes, different alleles can result in different observable phenotypic traits, such as different pigmentation. However, many variations at the genetic level result in little or no observable variation. Most multicellular organisms have two sets of chromosomes, that is, they are diploid. These chromosomes are referred to as homologous chromosomes. Diploid organisms have one copy of each gene on each chromosome. If both alleles are the same, they are homozygotes. If the alleles are different, they are heterozygotes. A population or species of organisms typically includes multiple alleles at each locus among various individuals. Allelic variation at a locus is measurable as the number of alleles present, or the proportion of heterozygotes in the population. For example, at the gene locus for the ABO blood type carbohydrate antigens in humans, classical genetics recognizes three alleles, IA, IB, and IO, that determine compatibility of blood transfusions. Any individual has one of six possible genotypes that produce one of four possible phenotypes: "A", "B", "AB" heterozygotes, and ″O″ homozygotes. It is now known that each of the A, B, and O alleles is actually a class of multiple alleles with different DNA sequences that produce proteins with identical properties: more than 70 alleles are known at the ABO locus. An individual with "Type A" blood may be an AO heterozygote, an AA homozygote, or an AA heterozygote with two different ″A″ alleles.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of allele in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of allele in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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