- a full set of chromosomes; all the inheritable traits of an organism.
Origin of genome
Examples from the Web for genome
Contemporary Examples of genome
Scientists extract complete Neanderthal genome from fossil—97 percent match to A&E programming.Up to a Point: 2013 in Review and Predictions for 2014
P. J. O’Rourke
January 1, 2014
And Kandel said the goal of the Genome Project, to map all genes in human DNA, was much clearer than BRAIN.Thoughts on the BRAIN Initiative
April 3, 2013
The scientists tracked the words in the "Iliad" the way they would track genes in a genome.How Old is the Illiad?
March 1, 2013
They tend to be in places in the genome which do not have a known disease-related function.How DNA Swiftly Identified Bin Laden
May 4, 2011
- the full complement of genetic material within an organism
- all the genes comprising a haploid set of chromosomes
Word Origin for genome
"sum total of genes in a set," 1930, modeled on German genom, coined 1920 by German botanist Hans Winkler, from gen "gene" + (chromos)om "chromosome."
- A complete haploid set of chromosomes with its associated genes.
- The total amount of genetic information in the chromosomes of an organism, including its genes and DNA sequences. The genome of eukaryotes is made up of a single, haploid set of chromosomes that is contained in the nucleus of every cell and exists in two copies in all cells except reproductive and red blood cells. The human genome is made up of about 20,000 to 25,000 genes. Compare proteome.