Definitions

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  • adj. Having some single copies of genes in an otherwise diploid cell or organism

Etymologies

hemi- + -zygous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As expected given that the Z chromosome in the reference female is hemizygous, we predominantly saw positions with two or three reads.

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  • Combinations of wild type and hemizygous genotypes for ATM and BRCA1 were tested in various comparisons.

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  • We will also consider the hemizygous locus case where either is identically zero because one of the alleles has been knocked out.

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  • These initial descriptive studies in male hemizygous mice have revealed brain abnormalities seen in both RTT and mental retardation.

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  • Note that the homozygous deletion (400 kb) is embedded within a hemizygous deletion region (4 Mb).

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  • The hemizygous males and homozygous females appeared normal at birth and developed well as shown in

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  • FISH combined with cytoplasmic light chain detection (cIg-FISH) detected hemizygous 1p21 deletions in 18 % of the MM, 34% of PCL but none of the MGUS cases.

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  • Two adjacent homozygous and hemizygous deletions are observed in MCF7

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  • These hemizygous deletions, from two copies to one copy, are manifest as a downward deflection in the log R ratio and a loss of heterozygotes in the AF.

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  • Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS; OMIM no. 194050) is a multisystemic neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a hemizygous deletion of 1.55 Mb on chromosome 7q11. 23 spanning 28 genes.

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