genotype
genotype gen"o*type n. (Genetics) A group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Genetics) The genetic constitution of an organism, specifying the particular alleles at defined loci in the genome; -- used with respect to one gene, a specific group of genes, or the entire set of genes within the organism. Contrasted with {phenotype}.

Syn: genetic constitution. [WordNet 1.5 + PJC]


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  • Genotype — Génotype Une molécule d ADN : les deux brins sont composés de nucléotides, dont la séquence constitue l information génétique. Le génotype est l ensemble ou une partie donnée de la composition génétique (information génétique) d un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • génotype — [ ʒenotip ] n. m. • 1930; all. Genotypus, de Gen « gène » et Typus « type » ♦ Biol. Patrimoine génétique d un individu dépendant des gènes hérités de ses parents, qu ils soient exprimés ou non (opposé à phénotype). Les vrais jumeaux ont le même… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • genotype — genotype. См. генотип. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • genotype — genetic constitution of an individual, 1910, from Ger. Genotypus (1909); see GENE (Cf. gene) + TYPE (Cf. type). Earlier the same word was used with a sense of type species of a genus (1897); in this case, the first element is from GENUS (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • genotype —  Genotype  Генотип   Совокупность генов организма. Термин «генотип» предложен В.Иоганзеном в 1909 …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • genotype — ► NOUN Biology ▪ the genetic constitution of an individual organism. Often contrasted with PHENOTYPE(Cf. ↑phenotype). DERIVATIVES genotypic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • genotype — [jen′ə tīp΄, jē′nətīp΄] n. [< Gr genos, race, kind (see GENUS) + TYPE] 1. the fundamental constitution of an organism in terms of its hereditary factors 2. a group of organisms each having the same hereditary characteristics 3. the type… …   English World dictionary

  • Génotype — Une molécule d ADN : les deux brins sont composés de nucléotides, dont la séquence constitue l information génétique. Le génotype est l ensemble ou une partie donnée de la composition génétique (information génétique) d un individu[1]. Le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Genotype — For a non technical introduction to the topic, see Introduction to genetics. Here the relation between genotype and phenotype is illustrated, using a Punnett square, for the character of petal colour in pea. The letters B and b represent genes… …   Wikipedia

  • genotype — genotypic /jen euh tip ik, jee neuh /, genotypical, adj. genotypically, adv. /jen euh tuyp , jee neuh /, n. Genetics. 1. the genetic makeup of an organism or group of organisms with reference to a single trait, set of traits, or an entire complex …   Universalium

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