lethal gene
noun Date: 1939 a gene that in some (as homozygous) conditions may prevent development or cause the death of an organism or its germ cells — called also lethal factor, lethal mutant, lethal mutation

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  • lethal gene — n a gene that in some (as homozygous) conditions may prevent development or cause the death of an organism or its germ cells called also lethal factor, lethal mutant, lethal mutation * * * a gene that, under certain conditions, causes the death… …   Medical dictionary

  • lethal gene — n. a gene that causes death during some immature stage in the development of an organism: also lethal factor …   English World dictionary

  • lethal gene — lethal gene. См. летальный ген. (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.

  • lethal gene — letalusis genas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Genas, sukeliantis homozigotinėje būklėje organizmo žūtį. atitikmenys: angl. lethal gene rus. летальный ген ryšiai: sinonimas – žūties genas …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • lethal gene — a gene that, under certain conditions, causes the death of the individual carrying it. Lethal genes are usually recessive: an individual will die only if both his parents carry the gene. If only one parent is affected, the lethal effects of the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lethal gene — Genetics. a gene that under certain conditions causes the death of an organism. Also called lethal factor, lethal mutation. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • lethal gene — le′thal gene′ n. gen a gene that under certain conditions causes the death of an organism. Also called le′thal fac tor, le′thal muta′tion …   From formal English to slang

  • lethal gene — noun any gene that has an effect that causes the death of the organism at any stage of life • Hypernyms: ↑gene, ↑cistron, ↑factor …   Useful english dictionary

  • lethal gene — See: lethal allele …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • lethal gene — noun any gene which brings about the death of an organism carrying it; usually the result of a mutation …   Wiktionary

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