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MODIFIER GENE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does modifier gene mean? 

MODIFIER GENE (noun)
  The noun MODIFIER GENE has 1 sense:

1. a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene

  Familiarity information: MODIFIER GENE used as a noun is very rare.


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MODIFIER GENE (noun)


Sense 1modifier gene [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

modifier gene; modifier

Hypernyms ("modifier gene" is a kind of...):

cistron; factor; gene ((genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity)


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