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genetic marker

Syllabification: ge·net·ic mark·er

Definition of genetic marker in English:


A gene or short sequence of DNA used to identify a chromosome or to locate other genes on a genetic map.
Example sentences
  • This map will provide scientists with a more accurate means to identify and locate novel genes and genetic markers in cattle.
  • They've identified genetic markers for a single gene in barley that enhances aluminum tolerance.
  • His possible genetic markers promise to help identify and locate the emergence genes on the chromosomes, one of the goals of the genome project.

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