Origin of allele
OTHER WORDS FROM alleleal·lel·ic [uh-lee-lik, uh-lel-ik], /əˈli lɪk, əˈlɛl ɪk/, adjectiveal·lel·ism, nounin·ter·al·lel·ic, adjectivenon·al·lel·ic, adjective
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How to use allele in a sentence
The Neanderthals and Denisovans have the same allele for that gene as we do.
If you have a variable, incestual population, not all the descendants have the same alleles, or versions of a gene.
Our current understanding of natural selection is that it operates as a ratio, with the numerator reflecting the success of genes in projecting copies of themselves into the future and the denominator, the success of alternative alleles.Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Good - Issue 89: The Dark Side|David P. Barash|August 19, 2020|Nautilus
British Dictionary definitions for allele
Derived forms of alleleallelic, adjectiveallelism, noun
Word Origin for allele
Medical definitions for allele
Other words from alleleal•le′lic (ə-lē′lĭk, ə-lĕl′ĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for allele
Cultural definitions for allele
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 of this sequence, and each of these is called an allele. In the case of the gene for eye color, for example, one allele codes for blue eyes, whereas the other may code for brown eyes.