Definition of single-copy in English:

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adjective

Genetics
  • (Of a gene or genetic sequence) present in a genome in only one copy: P9 is a single-copy subclone
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    • In each species, we determined DNA sequence variation of five single-copy genes located in chromosomal regions with either high or low recombination rate.
    • The presence of one copy in each of the three homoeologous chromosomes suggests that they were also present as single-copy genes in the common ancestor of the A, B, and D genomes.
    • We have only used provably single-copy genes from completed genomes, and therefore this analysis is different to most other analyses in this respect.

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