cis-trans test

/ (ˈsɪsˈtrɑːnz) /

noun

genetics a test to define the unit of genetic function, based on whether two mutations of the same character occur in a single chromosome (the cis position) or in different cistrons in each chromosome of a homologous pair (the trans position)

Nearby words

  1. cis man,
  2. cis person,
  3. cis woman,
  4. cis-,
  5. cis-aconitic acid,
  6. cisaconitic acid,
  7. cisalpine,
  8. cisalpine gaul,
  9. cisatlantic,
  10. cisc

Word Origin for cis-trans test

C20: see cis-, trans-

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