gene pool


noun

the total genetic information in the gametes of all the individuals in a population.

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Origin of gene pool

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for gene pool

gene pool

noun

the sum of all the genes in an interbreeding population
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Medical definitions for gene pool

gene pool

n.

The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.
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Scientific definitions for gene pool

gene pool

The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.
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Cultural definitions for gene pool

gene pool

The total number of genes available in a given species.

notes for gene pool

Loosely speaking, the gene pool represents the total breeding stock available to the species.
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