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syntenic Syllabification: syn·ten·ic
Pronunciation: /sinˈtenik/

Definition of syntenic in English:


(Of genes) occurring on the same chromosome: syntenic sequences
More example sentences
  • Conserved linkage occurs when two or more homologous genes are syntenic and are in the same order on the chromosome in two or more species.
  • The syntenic genes are displayed as black boxes and linked by lines.
  • Consider the ancestral genome with all of its chromosomes concatenated and with the ancestral genes blocked by their syntenic groups that will be conserved between the two daughter species.


Pronunciation: /ˈsintənē/
Example sentences
  • For each paralogous set with perturbed synteny, it was determined which locus was the ancestral locus of the paralogous set.
  • Mammals also show an extensive conserved synteny of chromosome X, even though translocations have often rearranged the genome of mammalian species.
  • To address this conserved synteny in much more detail, a high-resolution human-chicken comparative map was constructed from human chromosome 15.


1970s: from syn- 'together' + Greek tainia 'band, ribbon' + -ic.

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