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  • n. The genome of all the strains of a particular species (typically of bacteria)

Etymologies

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From pan- +‎ genome

Examples

  • Rosovitz MJ, Myers GS, Mongodin EF, Fricke WF, et al. (2008) The pangenome structure of Escherichia coli: comparative genomic analysis of E. coli commensal and pathogenic isolates.

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  • It is looking more and more as though the biosphere is an interconnected network of continuously circulated genes – a "pangenome", to use the term recently coined by microbiologist Victor Tetz of St Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University in Russia.

    New Scientist, 30 August 2008

    August 30, 2008