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gene frequency


noun

the frequency of occurrence or proportions of different alleles of a particular gene in a given population.

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Nearby words

gene bank, gene clone, gene doping, gene dosage compensation, gene flow, gene frequency, gene library, gene map, gene mapping, gene patent, gene pool

Origin of gene frequency

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called allele frequency.
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British Dictionary definitions for allele frequency

gene frequency


noun

the frequency of occurrence of a particular allele in a population
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