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gene map Syllabification: gene map

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of gene map in English:


1A record of the DNA sequence of a gene: a cancer gene map
More example sentences
  • The double-headed arrow below the tyrosinase gene map is the region sequenced for construction of phylogenetic trees of fishes.
  • While it took years to pin down the AIDS virus, the coronavirus that causes SARS was identified and its gene map sequenced and published in less than a month.
  • One headline read: ‘Charles Darwin was right and chimp gene map proves it.’
2A genome map.
Example sentences
  • The expression of this to date has been those collective gene maps - the species' genomes - which are announced with great excitement every other week.
  • If you're still concerned about the difference between a gene map and a road map, the ‘Genome Mapping’ section makes that distinction with an interesting analogy.
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