- the alteration in the expression of a gene or genetic region due to its relocation within the genome as a result of inversion or translocation.
Origin of position effect
First recorded in 1925–30
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- the effect on the phenotype of interacting genes when their relative positions on the chromosome are altered, as by inversion
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- Variation in the expression of a gene that results from changes in the gene's position along a chromosome.
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