Definition of pseudogene in English:

pseudogene

Syllabification: pseu·do·gene
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞odōˌjēn
 
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noun

Genetics
  • A section of a chromosome that is an imperfect copy of a functional gene.
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    • Four alleles were putative pseudogenes and no Pto genes could be isolated from seven individuals of different Lycopersicon species.
    • We use the fact that processed pseudogenes and functional genes are subject to different nucleotide-substitution patterns.
    • Gene conversion from pseudogenes is also thought to be important in polycystic kidney disease.

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