Definition of non-coding in English:

non-coding

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adjective

Biology
  • (Of a section of a nucleic acid molecule) not directing the production of a peptide sequence.
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    • The functions of these non-coding nucleic acid sequences are only partly understood.
    • The rare mutations - which are changes in the non-coding portion of its DNA - can serve as markers, which can distinguish peoples.
    • For neo-Darwinism, new functional genes either arise from non-coding sections in the genome or from pre-existing genes.

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