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syntenic

Line breaks: syn|ten¦ic
Pronunciation: /sɪnˈtɛnɪk
 
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Definition of syntenic in English:

adjective

(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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

synteny

1
noun
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.

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