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n. - 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.

Usage examples (39)
  • Evolution is about one thing: The explanation for the changes in allele frequencies over time.
  • An allele is a genetic unit that allows for variation.
  • Now, UCLA researchers have found that the same gene allele, which is also carried by roughly one-quarter of U.S.
  • (An allele is any of the variants of a gene that takes more than one form; such genes are known as polymorphisms. for more
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