gene dosage compensation

n.

The putative mechanism that adjusts the X-linked phenotypes of males and females to compensate for the haploid state in males and the diploid state in females.

Nearby words

  1. gypsiferous,
  2. gypsophila,
  3. gypsophile,
  4. gypsophilous,
  5. gypster,
  6. gypsum board,
  7. gypsum plaster,
  8. gypsy,
  9. gypsy cab,
  10. gypsy capstan


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