Definition of mosaicism in English:


Line breaks: mo|sai|cism
Pronunciation: /məʊˈzeɪɪsɪz(ə)m


[mass noun] Biology
  • The property or state of being composed of cells of two genetically different types.
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    • High rates of structural instability have in fact been reported for palindromic transgenes in mice, where mitotic mosaicism and rearranged versions of the transgene have been detected in the progeny.
    • This can be explained on the basis of germline or gonadal mosaicism.
    • This results in female mosaicism for loci located in the differential chromosome region.

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