Definition of consensus sequence in English:

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consensus sequence

noun

Biochemistry
A sequence of DNA having similar structure and function in different organisms.
Example sentences
  • For each gene, a consensus sequence was generated and compared to each individual sequence, excluding indels and/or missing data.
  • Asterisks indicate nucleotide sites in accordance with the consensus sequence of group I introns shown at the bottom.
  • In the aligned sequences below, nucleotides identical to the consensus sequence are indicated by periods.

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Syllabification: con·sen·sus se·quence

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