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position effect

noun

, Genetics.
  1. the alteration in the expression of a gene or genetic region due to its relocation within the genome as a result of inversion or translocation.


position effect

noun

  1. the effect on the phenotype of interacting genes when their relative positions on the chromosome are altered, as by inversion


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Word History and Origins

Origin of position effect1

First recorded in 1925–30

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