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gene British & World English

(In informal use) a unit of heredity which is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring

gene map British & World English

A record of the DNA sequence of a gene

gene pool British & World English

The stock of different genes in an interbreeding population

Autry, Gene British & World English

(1907–98), US singer and actor; full name Orvon Gene Autry; known as the Singing Cowboy. His credits include the first cowboy song recording (1929) and many musical western movies

gene doping British & World English

The transfer of genes or genetically modified cells into an individual as a potential method for illicitly enhancing athletic performance

lethal gene British & World English

A gene that is capable of causing the death of an organism, usually during the development of the embryo. Also called lethal factor, lethal mutation

Tunney, Gene British & World English

(1898–1978), US boxer; born James Joseph Tunney. He became world heavyweight champion in 1926 by defeating Jack Dempsey. After defending his title several times, he retired as the undefeated world heavyweight champion in 1928

Kelly, Gene British & World English

(1912–96), American dancer and choreographer; full name Eugene Curran Kelly. He performed in and choreographed many film musicals, including An American in Paris (1951) and Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Krupa, Gene British & World English

(1909–73) US jazz drummer and bandleader; full name Eugene Bertram Krupa. Featured with Benny Goodman in 1934, he was the first major popular drum soloist

Wilder, Gene British & World English

(1935-), US actor; born Jerome Silberman. He cowrote, directed, and starred in The Woman in Red (1984). He cowrote and starred in Young Frankenstein (1974) and also starred in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Blazing Saddles (1973)

gene-altered British & World English

(Especially in journalism) genetically modified

gene therapy British & World English

The introduction of normal genes into cells in place of missing or defective ones in order to correct genetic disorders

Hackman, Gene British & World English

(1930-) US actor; full name Eugene Allen Hackman. His notable movies include The French Connection (1971), Superman (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), and Unforgiven (1992)

Sarazen, Gene British & World English

(1902–99), US golfer; born Eugene Saraceni. He was the first player to win all four Grand Slam titles: the US Open 1922, the Professional Golfers' Association championship 1922, the British Open 1932, and the Masters 1935

suicide gene British & World English

An introduced gene that causes a tumor cell to produce an enzyme that will attract a drug lethal to the tumor

jumping gene British & World English

informal term for transposon.

gene conversion British & World English

The process whereby, during meiosis, one allele in a heterozygote is converted to the other by a process of mismatch repair

gene frequency British & World English

The ratio of a particular allele to the total of all other alleles of the same gene in a given population

gene silencing British & World English

The switching off of the expression of a gene, for example by the introduction of an antisense RNA that blocks translation of the messenger RNA

terminator gene British & World English

A gene in a genetically modified crop plant that stops the plant from setting fertile seed, thus preventing the farmer from saving seed for the next season

virulence gene British & World English

A gene whose presence or activity in an organism’s genome is responsible for the pathogenicity of an infective agent

gene amplification British & World English

The multiple replication of a section of the genome, which occurs during a single cell cycle and results in the production of many copies of a specific sequence of the DNA molecule

Roddenberry, Gene British & World English

(1921–91), American television producer and scriptwriter; full name Eugene Wesley Roddenberry. He created and wrote many scripts for the TV science fiction drama series Star Trek, first broadcast 1966-9

horizontal gene transfer British & World English

The acquisition by an organism of genetic information by transfer, for example via the agency of a virus, from an organism that is not its parent and is typically a member of a different species

Orvon Gene Autry in Autry, Gene British & World English

(1907–98), US singer and actor; full name Orvon Gene Autry; known as the Singing Cowboy. His credits include the first cowboy song recording (1929) and many musical western movies

gene English-Spanish

gen m, gene m

gene pool English-Spanish

acervo m genético

gene knockout English-Spanish

noqueo m de genes

gene mapping in gene English-Spanish

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