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  • n. Either an insertion or deletion mutation in the genetic code.


Blend of insertion and deletion. (Wiktionary)


  • Because in my first chapter I created a sequence simulation program, Dawg, that could simulate evolution using a power law of indel sizes, I felt that it was important to test this suggestion out.

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  • On another note, as I recall from my undergraduate days, we learned that a “mutation” was simply a change in the DNA RNA, certain viruses base sequence, be it a point mutation, indel, inversion…silent or otherwise.

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  • The film was so well done in these regards that it has left an indel - ible imprint on our common knowledge regarding not just Count Dracula, but vampires in general.

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  • Bowtie can also output alignments in the standard SAM format, allowing Bowtie to interoperate with other tools supporting SAM, including the SAMtools consensus, SNP, and indel callers.

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  • In fact, given that the distance between SNPs with a polymorphic indel between them is on average shorter than the distance given in the databases (an indel in the Seattle SNPs and NIEHS databases is always represented by the long indel variant regardless of whether it is an insertion or a deletion), we underestimate the recombination rate.

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  • This also showed that the marginally significant effect of the interaction between indel type and logged recombination rate is due to a positive correlation between the number of polymorphic insertions and the logged recombination rate in our data.

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  • Here the interpretation of the positive effect of the interaction terms between indel type and GC content and poly (A/T) is not straightforward since this indicates one of two possibilities: either

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  • When investigating how indels relate to the log-transformed recombination rate, all explanatory variables used in the prediction of the indel counts described above were used except for the recombination rate, variables related to fixed human variation and chimp variation.

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  • Ponting CP, Hein J (2006) Genome-wide identification of human functional DNA using a neutral indel model.

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  • To avoid stronger selection against deletions than against insertions, the only states we considered within the indel sites were 'gap' or 'not gap' - we did not take into account whether nucleotides within the indel sites matched each other between species.

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  • Y, ind.

    August 21, 2008

  • Genetic scientists don't like to use whole words, do they?

    August 21, 2008

  • "Four months later, the TIGR scientists were elated when they discovered the morph had a major genetic change in its genome, known as an indel, short for insertion or deletion of DNA."

    The New York Times, A Trained Eye Finally Solved the Anthrax Puzzle, by Nicholas Wade, August 20, 2008

    August 21, 2008