from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Formation of a homozygote, especially by unusual means such as mitotic recombination or gene conversion.
  • noun The condition of being a homozygote.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Development from a homozygote.


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  • To check that standard curves were generated with truly homozygous individuals four of them were sequenced for three SNPs confirming the homozygosis.

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