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1) allele. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...allele (ul-LEEL) The sequence of nucleotides on a DNA molecule that constitutes the form of a gene at a specific spot or a chromosome. There can be several variations...

2) allele. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...allele, (lel´) (KEY) : see genetics....

3) allele. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...One member of a pair or series of genes that occupy a specific position on a specific chromosome. German Allel, short for Allelomorph, allelomorph, from English allelomorph.alˇleli...

4) multiple allele. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of a set of three or more alleles, or alternative states of a gene, only two of which can be present in a diploid organism....

5) recessive. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Tending to go backward or recede. 2a. Genetics Of, relating to, or designating an allele that does not produce a characteristic effect when present with a dominant...

6) dominant. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...2. Most prominent, as in position; ascendant. 3. Genetics Of, relating to, or being an allele that produces the same phenotypic effect whether inherited with a homozygous...

7) gene frequency. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...The frequency of occurrence of an allele in relation to that of other alleles of the same gene in a population....

8) allelomorph. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An allele. Greek alllon, mutually (from allos, other; see al-1 in Appendix I) + -morph.alˇleloˇmorphic -ADJECTIVEalˇleloˇmorphism -NOUN...

9) monohybrid. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...that differ at only one gene locus, for which each parent is homozygous with a different allele....

10) genetics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...in each individual, and these paired genes, both governing the same trait, are called alleles. The two allelic genes in any one individual may be alike (homozygous)...

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