- n. Plural form of allele.
“Humans contain two copies of each gene, one from the father and one from the mother, which sometimes are referred to as the alleles of a gene.”
“In the world of genes, the occasional flaws in replication (mutations) see to it that the gene pool contains alternative variants of any given gene - 'alleles' - which may therefore be seen as competing with each other.”
“Breeding experiments in Norway with brown trout found that the genetic basis for large spots or very small spots, comparable in size to the spots of Snake River finespotted cutthroat trout, is due to different forms of a gene called alleles at a single gene locus.”
“People have two versions known as alleles of each gene, one from each parent.”
“Two copies of each gene are present in the genome and are referred to as alleles”
“Also, each person bears two copies - known as alleles - of each gene.”
“Each gene contains two alternative forms - called alleles - that are identical in most people.”
“In addition, the researchers saw that a subset of commonly occurring versions of some genes (called alleles) can be detrimental to protein function.”
“For some pairs of genes, the specific versions (called alleles) inherited from a parent tended to continue to be inherited together; once separated, they tended to remain separate.”
“Inbreeding concentrates and reinforces different versions of genes, known as alleles, over time.”
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