gene flow


noun Ecology.

the alteration of the frequencies of alleles of particular genes in a population, resulting from interbreeding with organisms from another population having different frequencies.

Nearby words

  1. gene augmentation therapy,
  2. gene bank,
  3. gene clone,
  4. gene doping,
  5. gene dosage compensation,
  6. gene frequency,
  7. gene library,
  8. gene map,
  9. gene mapping,
  10. gene patent

Origin of gene flow

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for gene flow

gene flow

noun

the movement and exchange of genes between interbreeding populations
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