Definition of phenocopy in English:

phenocopy

Syllabification: phe·no·cop·y
Pronunciation: /ˈfēnəˌkäpē
 
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noun (plural phenocopies)

Genetics
  • An individual showing features characteristic of a genotype other than its own, but produced environmentally rather than genetically.
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    • RNA interference with maxillopedia double-stranded RNA results in phenocopies of mxp mutant phenotypes ranging from partial to complete transformations.
    • On the basis of these data and the observation that antisense expression of At4g29830 resulted in a phenocopy of the vip phenotype, we concluded that At4g29830 is the VIP3 gene.
    • While transposon mutagenesis involves elaborate PCR screening, RNAi generates only gene-specific phenocopies of loss-of-function mutations and does not always cause a true null phenotype.

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